LATHAM N.Y.-- Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, the assistant Adjutant General of the Army National Guard, assigned to Joint Force Headquarter-N.Y., unfurls his new Major General Flag during his promotion ceremony in JFHQ, Latham, N.Y., Aug 10, 2017. Shields was being promoted to the rank of Major General, the unfurling of his general officers flag is a tradition for generals.