New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs

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Division of Military and Naval Affairs
The 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, later the 107th Infantry Regiment, marched off to war on September 11, 1917.jpg
The 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, later the 107th Infantry Regiment, marched off to war on September 11, 1917
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New York
Agency executive
  • Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, Adjutant General
Parent department New York State Executive Department
Key document
Website dmna.ny.gov

The New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) is 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 Adjutant General of New York Major General 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. It is part of the New York State Executive Department.[2]

All of the armories in New York State are run directly or indirectly by the DMNA. The DMNA headquarters, located in Latham, New York[3] 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[edit]

The New York National Guard consists of the

New York Guardsmen

The Constitution of the United States specifically charges the "Militia of the Several States," now embodied as 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[edit]

Karl F. Hausauer, Major General, circ. 1949

New York Aid to Civil Authority Medal[edit]

New York Aid to Civil Authority Medal
Awarded by New York (state)New York National Guard
Country  United States of America
Type Medal
Status Currently awarded
Precedence
Next (higher) New York Recruiting Medal
Next (lower) New York Counterdrug Service Ribbon
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New York Aid to Civil Authority Ribbon

The New York Aid to Civil Authority Medal is an award of the State of New York given to the New York State Organized Militia.[4] The New York Aid to Civil Authority Ribbon is awarded any member of the New York Organized Militia who performs any period of state active duty.

For each succeeding award, a medal device (shield) will be attached to the suspension ribbon and service ribbon. These devices shall be:

Silver (to represent one additional award) gold (to represent five additional awards)

New York Counterdrug Service Ribbon[edit]

New York Counterdrug Service Ribbon
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New York Countrerdrug Ribbon
Awarded by New York (state)New York National Guard
Country  United States of America
Type Ribbon
Eligibility The Counterdrug Service Ribbon may be awarded to any member of the New York State Organized Militia who is ordered to duty in support of a counterdrug mission for thirty cumulative days.
Status Currently Awarded
Statistics
Established March 1, 1994
Precedence
Next (higher) New York Aid to Civil Authority Medal
Next (lower) New York Exercise Support Ribbon

The New York Counterdrug Ribbon is an award of the New York National Guard.[5] The New York Counterdrug Ribbon is awarded to any member of the New York State Organized Militia who satisfactorily completes thirty days of service related to counter-drug operations.[6] Time spent at the National Interagency Counterdrug Institute does not count towards this award's eligibility requirement.[5]

New York Exercise Support Ribbon[edit]

New York Exercise Support Ribbon
NY Exercise Support Ribbon.PNG
Awarded by New York (state)New York State Organized Militia
Country  United States of America
Type Ribbon bar
Eligibility Any New York National Guard member
Awarded for No less than three days of field service in military exercises directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
First awarded January 1, 1979
Last awarded Ongoing
Precedence
Next (higher) New York Counterdrug Service Ribbon
Next (lower) Humane Service to New York State Medal

The New York Exercise Support Ribbon is a decoration of the state of New York awarded to members of the New York National Guard.[7][8] The New York Exercise Support Ribbon is awarded to members of the New York Army National Guard and New York Air National Guard who participate in military exercises directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Subsequent awards of this ribbon are denoted by a silver 'E' device worn on the ribbon; groups of five awards are represented by gold 'E' devices.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Division of Military and Naval Affairs Adjutant General bio.
  2. ^ Executive Law § 31. "There shall be in the executive department the following divisions: [...] The division of military and naval affairs. [...]"
  3. ^ Division of Military and Naval Affairs Contact Page
  4. ^ "Aid to Civil Authority Medal". New York Department of Military and Naval Affairs. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Counterdrug Service Ribbon". New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs Regulation 672-1
  7. ^ "New York Exercise Support Ribbon". New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "New York State Awards and Decorations". New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 

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