Pictures and video of our local Army recruiters and our hometown soldiers.

Video of Future Soldiers ceremony

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Local Recruiters Photos

Change of Command Photos

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An Encounter with History: The 98th Division (Institutional Training) and the Global War on Terrorism: 2001-2006,   the official historical account of the Global War on Terrorism serves as a written and photographic record of the wartime operations and contributions of the 98th Division (IT), an Army Reserve unit located in the northeastern United States. This publication portrays the Warrior Ethos of America's citizen soldiers. During this time, the Division's soldiers served in the following locations: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Task Force Olympic, Salt Lake City, Utah; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the Horn of Africa; Afghanistan; Iraq; Kuwait and Jordan.
Spirit of America 2008

Our hometown soldiers,
local men and women of the
United States Army


Our newest guardians of freedom and the American way of life.

Norbert J. Rappl
Major General

Service Dates: 9/1952 9/1987

Commissioned 2 nd Lt. of Artillery from St. Bonaventure University ROTC. Served on active duty 1952-1954. Korea 1953-1954. Reserve 1954-1987. Commander 98 th Division, 1982-1987. Achieved highest rank a Reservist could attain. Graduate Army War College, Harvard Executive Security Program and National War College Defense Strategy Program.

Awards: Distinguished Service Medal, highest peacetime award, Meritorious Service Medal w/oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NYS Distinguished Service Medal.

Honors: St. Bonaventure University Hall of Fame, Rochester Builders Exchange Lifetime Achievement Award, National Concrete Masonry Association Honorary Member, Order of St. Barbara, Army Reserve Ambassador, Lifespan Eli Rudin Second Half Hero Award, New York State Concrete Masonry Association Lifetime Achievement Award, Rochester Builders Exchange Lifetime Achievement Award


Our Home Town Recruiters



U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Syracuse

"Team Syracuse"

"Facta Non Verba" -- "Deeds; Not Words"


Bn Commander, LTC Bryan Radliff

Battalion Command Sergeant Major
CSM Brian Pierce
Major , AG
Executive Officer

Company Commander



First Sergeant
Daniel Footer


US Army Recruiting Station
1900 Empire Blvd
Bay Towne Plaza, Webster, NY 14580

US Army Recruiter - Mistie Morgan-Tatro
Sergeant First Class

US Army Recruiter - Jeffrey A. Klimek
Sergeant First Class


Station Commander - Steven J. Vachon
Sergeant First Class



Win-Jeff Plaza US Army Recruiting Station
3259 S. Winton Rd., Henrietta, NY  14623

Station Commander - Robert F. Heintzelman
Sergeant First Class


US Army Recruiter - Joe Dobrowolski
Sergeant First Class

Newark, NY US Army Recruiting Station

SFC Roxburgh

Station Commander



SGT Ray Dillman


PV2 William Bond,

PFC Lydia Garofalo (new soldiers)

Military Robots

A presentation to Wayne Central High School


US Army Robots used to discover and disarm explosives in the field today.


Helping keep our soldiers

out of danger

Passing the Torch
/////Change of Command.....