NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Major James Gonyo II accepts the colors of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry from Col. Geoffrey Slack (right), commander of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, during Change of Command ceremonies at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Gonyo accepted command of the battalion from Lt. Col. John Andonie.
Gonyo who received his commission in Fort Benning, Ga., also received his Bronze Star in Iraq. During his 19-year military career, he has served in a variety of assignments, including tactical officer for the NYNG’s Officer Candidate School and commander of the NYNG Counterdrug Task Force, among others.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Henrico Citizen -- Mon, 21 May 2018 Ft. Harrison to host Memorial Day ceremony Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, will sponsor a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember those who... (more)
Times Union -- Sun, 20 May 2018 Troy native wins Best Warrior competition New York Army National Guard Sgt. Quentin Davis, a Troy native who now lives in Queens, has earned the New York Army National Guard's top Noncommissioned Officer for 2018 title by winning... (more)
The Evening Standard (UK) -- Wed, 16 May 2018 New York National Guard deployed as deadly storm batters US The National Guard has been called to help victims of a powerful storm which pounded the north-east of America.