Army Pvt. Brant J. Lucier, a 2008 graduate of Scarborough High School, is stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, with the 4-1 Field Artillery, First Armored Division. Lucier was recently recognized as Soldier of the Month for the unit and received the Army Achievement Medal. He will deploy to Afghanistan in the fall.

The following local Maine Army National Guard soldiers were recently promoted to their current rank:

Pfc. Nicholas Hart, Springvale, Detachment 1, 1136th Transportation Company.

Lt. Col. Lydia Jordan, Bowdoin, Joint Forces Headquarters.

Spc. Andria Hawkins, Boothbay Harbor, 1136th Transportation Company.

Pv2 Kenneth Spear, Waldoboro, Detachment 1, 262nd Engineer Company.

Spc. Alan Hadley, Bryant Pond, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper).

Pv2 Frances Severance, West Paris, 488th Military Police Company.

Pv2 Kevin Libby, Jay, 488th Military Police Company.

Warrant Officer 1 Thomas Owens III, Gorham, Company C, 1/126th Aviation Regiment.

Sgt. James Cline Sr., Gorham, Co B, 3/172d Infantry (Mountain).

Spc. Christopher Perkins, Brunswick, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper).

Pv2 Zachary Surette, Harrison, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper).

Spc. Kyle Gagne, Greene, Co B, 3/172d Infantry (Mountain).

Spc. Celeste Michaud, Livermore Falls, 488th Military Police Company.

Pfc. Ryan Profenno, Lewiston, 133rd Forward Support Company.

Pfc. Steven Mays, Lewiston, Detachment 1, 136th Engineer Company.

Spc. Matthew Lavigne, Auburn, 133rd Headquarters, Headquarters Company.

Spc. Jonathan Knight, Lisbon, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper).

Pfc. Keagan Cote, Lewiston, Maine Army National Guard Medical Detachment.