LATHAM, NY – Two residents of the Greater Olean area have received promotions in the New York Army National Guard.

Levi Blake of Cuba and Dylan Main of Olean have been promoted to the rank of private.

Levi Blake is assigned to the Company A, 2-108th Infantry. Main is assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-101 Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition).

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Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the State of New York announced the promotions.

The New York National Guard is the state's executive agency responsible to the governor for managing New York's Military Forces, which consist 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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