Wickham promoted to staff sergeant at Army National Guard

New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tom Wickham stands with his family following his promotion ceremony, Latham N.Y., Aug. 22, 2018. Wickham was promoted to the rank of Staff Sgt. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Andrew Valenza)New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tom Wickham stands with his family following his promotion ceremony, Latham N.Y., Aug. 22, 2018. Wickham was promoted to the rank of Staff Sgt. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Andrew Valenza)

LATHAM — Niskayuna resident Thomas Wickham has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the New York Army National Guard.

Wickham, who is a full-time Guard soldier currently serving as administrator for the New York National Guard’s Family Programs Office, was promoted during a short ceremony at Guard headquarters on Aug. 22.

Wickham, a graduate of Broadalbin-Perth High School, enlisted in the New York Army National Guard in January of 2013.

After completing basic training that April, he was assigned to Echo Company of the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry as a motor transport officer.

In June of 2014, Wickham joined the New York National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force in the position of full-time human resource specialist.

In February of 2016, he was accepted into the Army National Guard’s Active Guard and Reserve program.

He has served as Family Programs administration noncommissioned officer since December of 2016.

Wickham holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, and the Counterdrug Service Ribbon.

He and his wife, Amy, have four children — Madilynn, 7; Lilyanna, 5; Emmalyse, 2; and Benjamin, 11 months.