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.
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WTEN -- Mon, 28 Nov 2016 Emergency preparedness training held at UAlbany ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) A disaster preparedness class was given at the University of Albany on Monday.
Times Union -- Mon, 28 Nov 2016 Halfmoon colonel to lead 53rd Troop Command Col. Michel Natali of Halfmoon, a veteran of the Iraq war, has been selected to command the New York Army National Guard's 53rd Troop Command at the Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill.
Army.mil -- Fri, 25 Nov 2016 New York Army National Guard Chemical Soldiers train with New York City Police Hazmat team BRONX, N.Y. - It looked like a scene from a science fiction thriller, here on Saturday. Nov. 19, as 90 New York Army National Guard Soldiers and eight New York police officers in chemical... (more)