Local soldiers join New York Army National Guard

Pvts. Christopher Skrotzki and Oniel Williams, of Rochester, formally joined their units during New York Army National Guard battle handoff ceremonies in fall 2017 at Patriot Way Armory in Rochester.

Skrotzki joined the Company A, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry. Williams serves with the Company A, 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

Both completed Army basic combat training and advanced individual training. The ceremonies marked their completion of the National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program, which provides new recruits with training, lessons and skills to excel at their initial military training.