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
Associated Press -- Mon, 18 Aug 2014
National Guard soldiers arrive home in New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --More than 250 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard aviation unit are back home from the Persian Gulf.
National Guard officials say the soldiers in the 42nd Combat... (more)
Associated Press -- Fri, 15 Aug 2014
NY Army National Guard gets new senior soldier .
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Army National Guard is getting a new senior soldier who serves as the top enlisted person in the organization.
Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 14 Aug 2014
New York Army National Guard Soldiers become MPs during four-week course
Instructors at the New York Army National Guard’s 106th Regional Training Institute here are cramming 20 weeks of classroom, field training and on-the-job instruction in police methods... (more)