Hightstown man is promoted within the New York Army National Guard.
Thomas Heintz is assigned to the Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion, 369th Sustainment Brigade. He received a promotion to the rank of major on June 8.
Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership on Aug. 15 through a press release.
Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential, according to the press release.
These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard, according to the press release.
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.