You can complete this online form to request more information about joining the New York Guard.
This Application Packet contains all of the forms and instructions needed to join the New York Guard, as either an Officer (appointed), or Non-Commissioned Officer (enlisted) member.
The New York Guard is one of New York’s state military forces, which augments the New York National Guard as a force multiplier. The New York Guard’s primary missions are civil support operations including disaster relief efforts and state emergencies.
As a state defense force, the New York Guard trains and serves without pay but members receive pay and benefits when called up for state activation. Members cannot be federalized for active duty overseas and serve within the state of New York.
Applicants must adhere to the following standards to be elligible to join the New York Guard: