Beacon Man Commissioned

Completes Officer Candidate School

The New York Army National Guard commissioned its newest officers on Aug. 11 following their completion of Officer Candidate School. The group included Kevin Walsh of Beacon, a second lieutenant serving with the 1569th Transportation Company in New Windsor.

Kevin Walsh (far left) takes the oath with his fellow new officers. (Photo provided)

The class training began in the spring of 2017 at Camp Smith in New York and Camp Niantic in Connecticut. Skills included physical fitness training, land navigation, road marches, warrior tasks and the fundamentals of leadership.

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