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Download full resolution image Lt. Col. Rolf Metz German Army Liaison Officer to the United States Military Academy West Point N.Y. presents the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge to New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dorvee 1427th Transportation Bn Queensbury N.Y durin

NewYork Soldiers Earn German Award

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE -- Lt. Col. Rolf Metz German Army Liaison Officer to the United States Military Academy West Point N.Y. presents the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge to New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dorvee 1427th Transportation Bn Queensbury N.Y during a ceremony here Aug. 3 2014. The decoration is traditionally awarded to German enlisted soldiers for weapons proficiency and is one of the few foreign awards approved for wear by U.S. military personnel. Metz worked with 53rd Troop Command leaders to allow New York Army National Guard Soldiers to earn the coveted award in New York.

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