Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard.
Major Christopher Culpepper from Bloomingburg and assigned to the Headquarters, 53rd Troop Command retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 26 years of military service.
Culpepper first entered the military in November 1992.
“A full military career is a major achievement in the lives of our Citizen Soldiers and their families,” Shields said. “I congratulate our Soldiers, their loved ones and their employers on this milestone of more than 20 years of service. We may recruit individual Soldiers into our Army National Guard, but I know full well that it takes the support of a family to make this a career,” he said.