On Saturday, the New York Army National Guard named a new commander for the Binghamton-based 204th Engineer Battalion. Congratulations to Lt. Col. Brandon Gendron who will replace Lt. Col. Wing Yu.

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Gendron had served as the New York Army National Guard's state training officer. He was commissioned as an Engineer Officer in 2004. He's a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the State University of New at Buffalo.

Gendron is a resident of Simsbury, Connecticut with a wife, and two kids. He's been honored with a Field Artillery Order of St. Barbara and the Infantry Order of Saint Maurice for accomplishment.

He's served in the 204th as the commander of the battalion's Headquarters and Service Company. The 204th Engineer Battalion is one of two engineer battalions in the New York Army National Guard. The battalion has deployed soldiers to Afganistan and plays a part in New York state emergency response missions.

Lt. Col Yu will become the executive officer of the 153rd Troop Command in Buffalo. He is a veteran of the Afgan War and has been deployed to Kuwait and Afganistan.

He's a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and much more.

You can read more about Lt. Col. Brandon Gendron and Lt. Col. Wing Yu's accomplishments here.

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