Colonel Patrick Clare enlisted in the New York National Guard in 1994 as a truck driver and became an officer in 2000 after completing Officer Candidate School.
Clare has served in a number of logistics positions to include forward support battalion company commander, forward support battalion commander, brigade logistics officer, Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics for the 42nd Infantry Division, deputy commander of the 53rd Troop Command, and Joint Force Headquarters logistics officer.
He deployed to Iraq in 2004/2005 as the transportation officer for the 42nd Infantry Division in Tikrit. And in 2011 he deployed to Kuwait as brigade logistics officer for the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He also deployed to Kuwait as the chief logistics officer for the 42nd Infantry Division in 2020.
He also responded to New York City in 2001 in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Clare is a 2002 Graduate of Nyack College with a BS in Business Administration and a 2019 graduate of the U.S. Army War College with a master's in strategic studies.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Clare works as a federal technician serving as the New York Army National Guard Chief of Staff.
He resides in Clifton Park with his wife Nicole, their son Ryan, and daughter Michaela.
Current as of October 26, 2023