World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

New York National Guard

Article Id: WHEBN0004562160
Reproduction Date:

Title: New York National Guard  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Joyce Kilmer, List of Governors of New York, Leon Czolgosz, Victor Herbert, 1st Infantry Division (United States), Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Attica Prison riot, Hugh Carey, Cornelius Vanderbilt III
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

New York National Guard

New York State's Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) is a New York State agency responsible for the state's New York Army National Guard, New York Air National Guard, New York Guard and the New York Naval Militia. It is headed by New York's Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, appointed on February 15, 2010.[1] with the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo serving as Commander in Chief of the state's militia forces.

All of the armories in New York State are run directly or indirectly by the DMNA. The DMNA headquarters, located in Latham, New York[2] near Albany, is within 8 miles of both the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and the General Electric Research and Development facility in Niskayuna, New York.

New York National Guard

The New York National Guard consists of the

The Constitution of the United States specifically charges the National Guard with dual federal and state missions. In fact, the National Guard is the only United States military force empowered to function in a state status. Those functions range from limited actions during non-emergency situations to full scale law enforcement of martial law when local law enforcement officials can no longer maintain civil control.

The Governor may call individuals or units of the New York National Guard into state service during emergencies or to assist in special situations which lend themselves to use of the National Guard. The state mission assigned to the National Guard is: "To provide trained and disciplined forces for domestic emergencies or as otherwise provided by state law."

The National Guard may be called into federal service in response to a call by the President or Congress.

When National Guard troops are called to federal service, the President serves as Commander-in-Chief. The federal mission assigned to the National Guard is: "To provide properly trained and equipped units for prompt mobilization for war, National emergency or as otherwise needed."

Unlike United States Army Reserve members, National Guard members cannot be mobilized individually (except through voluntary transfers and Temporary DutY Assignments TDY), but only as part of their respective units. However, there have been a significant number of individual activations to support military operations (2001-?); the legality of this policy is a major issue within the National Guard.

The state defense force, which in New York is the New York Guard, is a military entity authorized by both the State Code of New York and executive order. The New York Guard is the state’s authorized militia and assumes the state mission of the New York National Guard in the event the Guard is mobilized. The New York Guard comprises retired active and reserve military personnel and selected professional persons who volunteer their time and talents in further service to their state.

Previous Chiefs of Staff to the Governor

Karl F. Hausauer, Major General, circ. 1949

References

External links

  • United States Army Center of Military History
  • Division of Military and Naval Affairs
  • New York Army National Guard
  • New York Air National Guard
  • New York State Guard
  • New York Naval Militia

Template:NGbystate

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.