National Guard soldier from Albion retires from military service
Sergeant Michael Mannara of Albion and assigned to the Company A (Distribution), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after nearly 22 years of military service.
Mannara first entered the military in October 1997.
Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced Mannara’s retirement.
“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.”
“On behalf of our force, I extend my best wishes for their success of our retirees as they begin new chapters in their lives.”