The following members of the Vermont State Police are members of the Vermont National Guard and will be deploying to Afghanistan in the coming weeks:
Troopers Matt Hill, Jerry Partin, Brian Tallmadge, Sgt. Walter Smith, Troopers George Rodriguez and Cathy Cappetta.
The following Vermont State Police members are being recognized as having been promoted to a higher rank or position in the organization during the last year.
Edward J. Ledo: Promoted to the rank of major on July 5.
Robert L. Evans: Promoted to the rank of captain on Oct. 11.
Glenn E. Hall: Promoted to the rank of captain on Aug. 2.
Edward M. Miller: Promoted to the rank of captain on Aug. 2.
Thomas R. Hango: Promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Nov. 8.
William M. Jenkins: Promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Dec. 6.
James R. Whitcomb: Promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Aug. 30.
Lance W. Burnham: Promoted to the rank of sergeant on Nov. 24.
Julie R. Hammond: Promoted to the rank of sergeant on Oct. 25.
Francis J. LaBombard III: Promoted to the rank of sergeant on Nov. 17.
Mark W. Potter: Promoted to the rank of sergeant on Dec. 6.
Kelly Mixon: Promoted to emergency communications supervisor.
Tonia Zeno: Promoted to emergency communication center supervisor. The following department personnel and members of the public are being recognized with department awards for outstanding performance in their duties or exemplary acts.
The Honorable Karen Bradley.
Medal of Honor & Combat Cross:
Sgt. Thomas A. Mozzer, Jr.
Combat Cross Award:
Trooper First Class Stacy Corliss.
Lt. Michael Macarilla, Sr. Trooper Jonathan Graham, Sr. Trooper Michael Kamerling, Trooper First Class Robert Zink, Trooper Second Class Wayne Godfrey, Dep. Joel Howard, Walter Gould, Thomas Bull, Anthony Silvestro, Michael Plusch, Robin Breese, Jonathan Bombard, Chelsea Briggs.
Sgt. Stephen E. McNamara, Tropper Fist Class Peter Dempsey, Det. Sgt. Walter Smith, Det. Sgt. Charles Holden, Ret., Hay Hayden, Adam Woodworth.
Division Commander's Award:
Det. Sgt. Jason Letourneau, Det. Trooper Amy Borsai, ATF Special Agent Charles James Mostyn.
Col. Sinclair Fitness Award:
Capt. Raymond H. Keefe, Det. Sgt. Robert Cushing, Sgt. Thomas R. Jacques, Sr. Trooper Michael Dion.
VSP Dispathcer Award: