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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Long Island.com -- Wed, 23 Sep 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces Enhanced Security Preparations for Pope Francis’ Albany, NY - September 23, 2015 - Governor Cuomo highlighted a number of security enhancements taking place to support Pope Francis’ visit to New York, coinciding with the United... (more)
East Niagara Post -- Wed, 23 Sep 2015 Lockport’s Giambrone re-enlists in National Guard LATHAM - Staff Sergeant Joseph Giambrone from Lockport has reenlisted to continue service with the New York Army National Guard 102nd Military Police Battalion.
The Daily Star -- Wed, 23 Sep 2015 Military News Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, adjutant general for the state of New York,announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard: