The New York Army National Guard
is a component of the New York National Guard
and the Army National Guard
. Nationwide, the Army National Guard
comprises approximately one half of the US Army's available combat forces and approximately one third of its support organization. National coordination of various state National Guard units are maintained through the National Guard Bureau
The New York Army National Guard maintains 57 armories, 21 Field and Combined Support Maintenance facilities, and three Army Aviation Support Facilities.
New York Army National Guard units are trained and equipped as part of the United States Army. The same ranks
and insignia are used and National Guardsmen are eligible to receive all United States military awards
. The New York Guard also bestows a number of state awards
for local services rendered in or to the state of New York
The New York Army National Guard is a division of the Army National Guard, and although they are under control of the state, they can be federalized (as all Army National Guard units can), and will remain aligned with the federal government over the state government if the two conflict. The New York Guard is under the complete control of the state, and not the federal government, Which means they will remain loyal to the state over the federal government if the two conflict.
Before the formal creation of the New York Army National Guard, the State of New York
mobilized a number of militia regiments for short... Read More