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Contact a New York Guard Recruiter:

Bldg 84, Camp Smith
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567-5000
Phone: (914) 930-1116

Request Information:

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:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be between 18 and 60 years of age
  • Must meet current New York Guard medical standards, including height and weight standards (Form 1308), which can be found here (Male) or here (Female)
Personal Identifying Information (PII) or Protected Health Information (PHI) should be transmitted only by encrypted email or through the U.S. Postal Service. The NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs and the NY Guard are not responsible for pre-delivery loss, disclosure or compromise of PII sent by unencrypted email, non-secure media, or document delivery services other than the U.S Postal Service.
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URL: https://dmna.ny.gov/nyg/?id=enlist
Page Last Modified: 13 Feb 23