Photo by Spec. Jeremy Bratt, Joint Force Headquarters-NY
SARATOGA SPRINGS-- The last draftee Soldier on active duty, United States Army Material Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Mellinger (left), presents a United States Flag to outgoing New York State Command Sgt. Major Robert Van Pelt during his retirement dinner here on May 6. Mellinger was drafted into the Army in 1972. He and Van Pelt,also a draftee, were in the same class in the Sergeants Major Academy.
Van Pelt retired from the New York Army National Guard after serving as New York State Command Sergeant Major for ten years. Van Pelt, a veteran of the Vietnam War served in the Active Army, Army Reserve and New York Army National Guard for 42 years.
NY National Guard In the News
DefenseVisual Information Distribution System -- Wed, 23 Apr 2014
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Democrat and Chronicle -- Tue, 22 Apr 2014
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Defense Visual Information Distribution System -- Tue, 22 Apr 2014
National Guard supports 2014 Boston Marathon
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