ALLEGANY, NY -- An Allegany man has been promoted to a new rank in the New York Army National Guard.

Matthew Sweet, who is assigned to the 152nd Engineer Company, received a promotion to the rank of specialist.

Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the  promotion, which recognizes the capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

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The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state's executive agency responsible to the governor for managing New York's Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.

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