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Story by: Spc. Michael E. Davis - 369th Sustainment Brigade
Dated: Fri, Mar 26, 2010
NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Maj. Sergio Hidalgo, a native of the Dominican Republic, received a promotion to the rank of lieutenant in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) March 26 at One Police Plaza.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly acknowledged Hidalgo for his outstanding work with the New York City Police Department. Major Hidalgo has not only shown his best as a Police Officer, but has also shown great work and dedication as an officer in the New York Army National Guard.
Hidalgo joined the 369th Sustainment Brigade as a young lieutenant in the Quartermaster Branch, starting a career in logistics and working his way up the military chain of command. As a captain, Hidalgo was led the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and served overseas for Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005. The Army promoted Hidalgo to the field grade rank of major during that combat deployment.
Hidalgo’s family is very proud of the work he has done in the Police Department and in the Army National Guard, Quilcie Hidalgo, Sergio’s wife, said at the NYPD promotion ceremony.
“I feel that my dad deserves everything that he has,” said Armany Hidalgo, 18, Sergio’s son. “He works hard and strives to be the best and people should really look up to him in the respect.” Armany explained that his father sets a good example for kids like himself and that is why he wants to follow in his (father’s) footsteps by joining the military as an officer.
Hidalgo now serves as the Officer in Charge of the Security and Intelligence sections with the Harlem Hellfighters, under the command of Colonel Stephanie E. Dawson, 369th Sustainment Brigade Commander. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and has served in the New York Army National Guard for twenty-three years and in the New York City Police Department for sixteen years.