Cherry Hill native retires from New York Army National Guard

Staff Sergeant Andrew Pencle retired last month after 27 years of service.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the recent retirement of several of its members.

One of the retirees is Staff Sergeant Andrew Pencle from Cherry Hill. Pencle was  assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 27 years of military service. Pencle first entered the military in December 1992.

“A full military career is a major achievement in the lives of our citizen soldiers and their families,” said Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant General for the State of New York. “I congratulate our soldiers, their loved ones and their employers on this milestone of more than 20 years of service. We may recruit individual soldiers into our Army National Guard, but I know full well that it takes the support of a family to make this a career.”