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Governor Paterson Promotes State Force Head

New York City-- New York Governor David Paterson pins two-star rank on New York Guard Commander Major General Fergal Foley, the commander of the New York Guard, the state's volunteer, unpaid force which augments the New York National Guard and assists with operations and training.

State Major General Foley retired from the New York Army National Guard as a Colonel in 2006. He assumed command of the New York Guard this year and his promotion was recently confirmed by the New York State Senate.

The New York Guard, one of 26 Congressionally-authorized state defense forces, provides National Guard forces with additional skills and manpower when training, preparing for mobilization, and in state emergencies.

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NY National Guard In the News

Times Union -- Wed, 27 May 2015 Airman in high demand advances in rank An airman who has a way in making the most of staring at the clouds is in high demand. Shawn Peno of Schenectady, who has a weather expertise, has been promoted to Air National Guard senior... (more)

Politics 365 -- Tue, 26 May 2015 President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American.

Democrat and Chronicle -- Fri, 22 May 2015 Rochester soldier to accept honor for black WWI hero He first heard the name of Henry Johnson after being assigned to the Army National Guard base last fall in Latham, just outside of Albany. Louis Wilson said he went online and started researching.... (more)

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