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                        AWARDS AND DECORATIONS - NYGD 1348

                                             PREFACE

FOR THE COMMANDER

                                                      THOMAS G. CLELAND
                                                      Major General, New York Guard
                                                      Commander
OFFICIAL:



MICHAEL J. STENZEL
COL, GS, NYG
Adjutant General NYG

1. Purpose. This directive prescribes NYG policy, criteria, and administrative instructions concerning
individual and group awards. The goal of the NYG awards program is to foster mission accomplishment
by recognizing significant voluntary unpaid contribution by members of the Guard and by motivating
them to high levels of performance and service.

2. Application

    a. This publication is directive in nature and applies to all members of the New York Guard.

    b. These procedures will be followed, except when, in the judgment of the commander,
exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise.

3. Scope. This publication sets forth the decorations and medals which may be worn on the New York
Guard uniforms and sets forth criteria for these awards, application procedures and how the awards will
be worn.

4. Basis. This directive is published pursuant to State Military Law section 247 paragraph 2, and
DMNA Regulation 672-1.




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                             AWARDS AND DECORATIONS - NYGD 1348
                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER                                                                                     PAGE

I POLICY…………………………………………………………………….……………………….. I-1
    1. Applicability of Federal uniform regulations….………………..….…………………………..          I-1
    2. Applicability of DMNA and NYG regulations….………………..….……………..…………..            I-1
    3. Precedence of awards for the NYG….………………..….………………...…………….……..               I-1
    4. Awards from other states….………………..……………………….…………….……………..                     I-2
    5. Other awards, decorations and medals ….…………………….……………….….……………..              I-2

II RESPONSIBILITIES……………………………………………………………………………..… II-1
     1. The J1, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel …………………..………..…………………….. II-1
     2. Headquarters New York Guard Award Section.………………..…..…..…………………….. II-1
     2. Commanders of New York Guard Components.………………..…..………….……………..      II-1

III. PROCEDURES……..………………...………………..………………….………………….…… III-1
      1. NYG Awards Board.………………………….………………………………………..………..                    III-1
      2. MACOM Awards Board..……………….…………………………...………….………….….. III-1
      3. Awards requiring action of the NYG Awards Board…………….……………………..……….. III-1
      4. Appointment of Awards Officers …..………..…………………………….…………..……….. III-2
      5. Reports required to be made by MACOM Commanders…..………..………….….….……….. III-2
      6. Timeliness of Recommendations …..………..…………………………….…….…….……….. III-2
      7. Eligibility for Award …..………..…………………………….………….………………….…              III-2
      8. Who may Recommend for Award …..………..…………………………….………….……….. III-3

IV. NEW YORK GUARD AWARDS…..………..…………………………….…………….………..                             IV-1
     1. NYG Meritorious Service Medal…..………..…………………………….…………...………..                IV-1
     2. NYG Commendation Medal with "V" …..………..……………………….……………………..                 IV-1
     3. NYG Commendation Medal…..………..…………………………….………….…………..…..                     IV-2
     4. NYG Commander's Citation…..………..…………………………….………….…………..…..                   IV-3
     5. NYG Achievement Medal…..………..…………………………….………….…………….…..                      IV-3
     6. NYG Good Conduct Medal…..………..…………………………….………….………………                        IV-4
     7. NYG Operations Support Medal…..………..…………………………….…………….………..                  IV-5
     8. NYG Service Medal Class II [Silver] …..………..…………………………….……….………..            IV-6
     9. NYG Service Medal Class I [Bronze] …..………..…………………………….…..….………..            IV-6
     10. NYG Service Ribbon…..………..…………………………….……….………………………                         IV-7
     11. NYG Distinguished Graduate Ribbon…..………..……………………….…………..………..              IV-7
     12. First Provisional Regiment Medal…..………..…………………………….………….………..              IV-8
     13. NYG Certificates…..………..…………………………….……….……………………….…..                       IV-9

Appendices
    A: Administrative Awards DMNA Form 106DGR…..………..…………………………………… A-1
    B: Memorandum of Recommendation for Award…..………..………………………………….... B-1
    C: Endorsement to Memorandum……………………..…..………..………………………………. C-1
    D: Sample citation for NYS-MOV……………………..…..………..…………………………….. D-1
    E: Sample Citation for NYS-CSM……………………..…..………..…………………………….. E-1
    F: Sample Citation for NYS-MMS……………………..…..………..…………………………….. F-1
    G: Sample Citation for NYS-MCM……………………..…..………..…………………………….. G-1
    H: This appendix intentionally left blank ……………………..…..………..…………..………….. H-1
    I: Sample Citation for NYG-MSM……………………..…..………..………………..………….. I-1
    J: Sample Citation for NYG-COM "V"……………………..…..………..……………………….. J-1
    K: Sample Citation for NYG-COM……………………..…..………..…………..……………….. K-1
    L: Sample Citation for NYG-CIT……………………..…..………..…………….……………….. L-1
    M: Sample Citation for NYG-ACH and also an example of citation for 2nd Award….……..…….. M-1
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                                           CHAPTER I

                                             POLICY

1. APPLICABILITY OF FEDERAL UNIFORM REGULATIONS. The governing regulation for
the wear and appearance of New York Guard uniforms and insignia is DMNA Regulation 672-1,
NYGD 1334 (TBP), appropriate US Forces Service Regulations, and such additional modifications as
shall be published from time to time as changes to this Directive.

2. APPLICABILITY OF DMNA REGULATIONS. For the New York Guard, all NY State
Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) Awards shall be requested through the chain of
command to this headquarters. With the exception of the NYS-Medal of Valor and the NYS-
Conspicuous Service Cross for which final adjudication remains with DMNA, all such requests will
receive final adjudication from this headquarters. The format to be used in recommendations for NYS
awards is that found in this directive, and in DMNA Regulation 672-1. The criteria for NYS medals
and the types of supporting documentation to be used are to be found in DMNA Reg 672-1. To avoid
misinterpretation, the criteria and paragraph references for awards listed in DMNA Regulation 672-1
are not repeated in this Directive.

3. PRECEDENCE OF AWARDS FOR THE NYG. Precedence for awards in the NYG is as
follows:

 a. Order of precedence by category of medals

  [1] U.S. military decorations
  [2] U.S. unit awards
  [3] U.S. nonmilitary decorations
  [4] U.S. good conduct medals
  [5] U.S. campaign and service medals
  [6] U.S. service and training ribbons
  [7] U.S. Merchant Marine awards
  [8] Foreign decorations
  [9] Foreign unit awards
  [10] Foreign service awards
  [11] NYS decorations (see DMNA Regulation 672-1)
  [12] NYS service awards (see DMNA Regulation 672-1)
  [13] NYG decorations
  [14] NYG Commander’s Citation
  [15] NYG service ribbons
  [16] States of the U.S. decorations other than N.Y. State
  [17] States of the U.S. service awards other than N.Y. State

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 b. Order of precedence for NYG awards

         (1) NYG-MSM Meritorious Service Medal
         (2) NYG-COM "V" Commendation Medal with "V" device for Heroism
         (3) NYG-COM Commendation Medal [NEW - green and white]
         (4) NYG-COM Commendation Medal [OLD - white, blue & yellow]
         (5) NYG-CIT Commander's Citation [with gold metal frame]
         (6) NYG-ACH Achievement Medal [NEW - green, blue & white]
         (7) NYG-ACH Achievement Medal [Old - black with rainbow]
         (8) NYG-GCM Good Conduct Medal
         (9) NYG-OSM Operation Support Medal
         (10) NYG-SIL Service Medal Class II [silver] [Obsolete]
         (11) NYG-BRZ Service Medal Class I [bronze] [Obsolete]
         (12) NYG-SVC Service Ribbon
         (13) NYG-DSG Distinguished Graduate Ribbon
         (14) NYG-FPR First Provisional Regiment Medal

4. AWARDS FROM OTHER STATES. Awards from states of the United States other than NY
State may be accepted by members of the New York Guard. Such an award may be worn only after
receiving written permission from the Commander, New York Guard. Requests for permission to wear
may be submitted in memorandum form with supporting documentation to Commander, New York
Guard, ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD), 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110-2224.

5. OTHER AWARDS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS.

    a. Foreign decorations and medals may be accepted by members of the New York Guard. These
decorations and medals may be worn if:

          (1) Authorized by U.S. Armed Forces Regulations or Instructions, Military Awards, et seq.

          (2) Permission to wear has been received in writing from HQDA or equivalent agency.

          (3) Written permission to wear has been received from the Commander, New York Guard.

          (4) In instances of both [2] and [3] above, a request for permission to wear will be submitted
    to the Commander, New York Guard IAW paragraph 4 above. In the case of (2), this is pro
    forma.

     b. Awards, decorations and medals issued by private, patriotic, and historic military organizations
will not be worn on the New York Guard uniform. This prohibition to wear is lifted on those occasions
where attendance in uniform is appropriate and only when physically present at the meeting of such an
organization.

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                                             CHAPTER II

                                        RESPONSIBILITIES

1. The J1, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel will;

    a. Ensure the Awards Section is adequately staffed to meet demands, and the Award Board is
properly appointed.

    b. Issue revisions to this Directive as required.

2. Headquarters NYG Award Section will;

    a. Promptly submit recommendations to Award Board for action.

    b. Publish Permanent Orders of Award, and/or memorandums of downgrades or disapprovals as
required.

    c. Maintain database of awards by individual.

3. Commanders of New York Guard Components. Commanders of the Army Division, Air
Division and Civil Military Affairs Brigade will;

     a. Appoint MACOM Awards Officer, authorized to publish MACOM level Permanent Orders
for Awards in accordance with paragraph 2 Chapter III.

    b. Forward recommendations in a timely manner that requires the approval by Commander NYG.

     c. Make quarterly reports and forward copies of MACOM permanent orders of awards, as
outlined in paragraph 5 Chapter III.

    d. This directive will be followed, except when, in the judgment of the Commander New York
Guard, exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise. Conflicts will be resolved through recommended
changes to this Directive. Commanders will not publish regulations or instructions relating to this
Directive.




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                                           CHAPTER III

      MEDAL AWARDS BOARDS, AWARDS OFFICERS AND MACOM REPORTS

1. NYG AWARDS BOARD.

     a. The NYG Awards Board is appointed by the Commander, New York Guard on HQNYG
Orders to review the awards described in paragraph 3 below. The NYG Awards Board shall consist
of at least three officers assigned to HQNYG. The Chief, Awards Branch shall serve as permanent
secretary of the board. The board may meet from time to time in person, or may conduct their business
by telephone.

     b. Awards Branch will process all incoming recommendations for award for presentation to the
board for their review and recommendation. After the board has completed their review, Awards
Branch will process the board's findings and forward them to the Commander, New York Guard for his
approval. After the Commander has adjudicated the board's findings, Awards Board will out-process
the Commander's decisions into Permanent Orders and awards and or memoranda of downgrading and
disapproval. While complete records will be kept of this process, the entire process is confidential and
not to be divulged for and reason.

2. MACOM AWARDS BOARDS

    a. MACOM Commanders will appoint MACOM Awards Boards under MACOM Orders in the
same way as the NYG Awards Board was appointed in paragraph 1a. above.

     b. The MACOM Awards Officer appointed under paragraph 4b. below will serve as permanent
secretary and process MACOM recommendations for award seeing that all recommendations of award
described in paragraph 3 below are forwarded to NYG Awards branch for adjudication IAW this
directive.

3. AWARDS REQUIRING ACTION OF THE NYG AWARDS BOARDS. Recommendations
for the following awards must be reviewed by the NYG Awards Board:

    a. NYS-MOV               NYS Medal of Valor
    b. NYS-CSM               NYS Conspicuous Service Medal
    c. NYS-MMS               NYS Medal for Meritorious Service
    d. NYS-MCM               NYS Military Commendation Medal
    e. NYG-MSM               NYG Meritorious Service Medal
    f. NYG-COM "V"           NYG Commendation Medal with "V" Device for Heroism
    g. NYG-COM               NYG Commendation Medal
    h. NYG-CIT               NYG Commander's Citation
    i. NYG-ACH               NYG Achievement Medal
    j. NYG-OSM               NYG Operational Support Medal

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4. APPOINTMENT OF AWARDS OFFICERS.

    a. The Commander New York Guard shall appoint an officer as Chief, Awards Branch, New
York Guard. This officer has overall responsibility for the NYG awards program and the awards
process. As additional duties, this officer is to be appointed:

         [1] Assistant Adjutant General to publish all HQNYG Permanent Orders which shall be
    reserved for the announcement of awards.

         [2] Permanent Secretary of the NYG Awards Board

     b. MACOM Commanders shall each appoint an officer to serve as the MACOM Awards Officer
as their primary duty. As additional duties, this officer is to be appointed:

        [1] Assistant S-1 to publish all MACOM Permanent Orders which shall be reserved for the
    announcement of awards.

         [2] Permanent Secretary of the MACOM Awards Board.

5. REPORTS REQUIRED TO BE MADE BY MACOM'S. MACOM Commanders are
responsible to report to this headquarters, ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD) quarterly, the numbers of awards
issued by their command on Permanent Orders. Copies of the Permanent Orders announcing the
awards will be attached to the report. Totals on each succeeding report are to be cumulative so that the
4th quarter report becomes the annual report. Reports for the prior calendar quarter are required at this
headquarters NLT 30 days after the end of the quarter.

6. TIMLINESS OF RECOMMENATIONS FOR AWARD. It is highly desirable that
recommendations for award be written as soon after the action or service as possible so the award will
have the greatest impact on the NYG soldier receiving the award. Also, in the case of awards for
heroism, where eyewitness statements and supporting documentation are required, that the accounts of
what happened are still fresh in everyone's memory.

     a. To encourage timeliness, recommenders have up to 24 months to submit their recommendations
for award. The NYG Awards Board will no longer consider recommendations for actions more than
24 months prior to the dates the board meets.

     b. An exception to the rule will be given to recommendations for awards for heroism. However,
the recommendation must still have full and complete eyewitness statements and any other supporting
documents deemed necessary by the board.

7. ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD. All member of the NYG are eligible for awards except any NYG
soldier whose records are flagged. During the period any NYG soldier's records are flagged, no
recommendations for award will be submitted. Any that reach the NYG Awards Board will be
disapproved. Some of the reasons for which personnel records may be flagged are:

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    a.   Medical records out of date or missing.
    b.    Under suspension for disciplinary reasons.
    c.   Under investigation for cause.
    d.    Not meeting the NYG weight standards.
    e.    On the NY State Reserve list.
    f.   Incomplete, missing or out of date records from MPRJ at HQNYG

The flag is automatic if any of the above conditions exist. The NYG soldier again becomes eligible
when all flagged conditions have been rectified.

8. WHO MAY RECOMMEND FOR AWARD. In general, anyone may recommend a member of
the NYG for Award.

     a. Soldiers within the NYG who are not apart of the regular chain of command may recommend
for award provided they submit the recommendation for endorsement to the level of the chain of
command immediately above them.

     b. Persons out side the NYG may also recommend for award. As a matter of courtesy, this type
of recommendation should be submitted to the battalion or MACOM commander of the NYG soldier
being recommended.

     c. In either case, if the award recommended is listed in paragraph 3 of this chapter, it must be
endorsed at each level of command with whatever additional recommendations are desired, whether
positive or negative, by the various commanders and finally sent to Commander New York Guard
ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD) to be reviewed by the NYG Awards Board.




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                                              CHAPTER IV

                                   NEW YORK GUARD AWARDS

1. NYG METITORIOIUS SERVICE MEDAL.                                                        NYG-MSM

     a. Medal Established: 1981                                                    DR BL GREEN   DK RED    BL     DK R ED   GREEN BL DR




     b. Description: The ribbon is unwatered, 1 7/16" wide by 7/16"
high, with the following pattern: a 1/32" blue center stripe, flanked by 3/8"
dark red stripes, in turn by 3/16" dark green stripes, in turn by 1/32" blue
stripes, and in turn by 1/8" dark red edge stripes. The circular planchet is
a dark bronze about 31.9mm diameter. About the circumference is a
wreath, with the NYS Eagle crest in the center. An inscription is in two
parts, above and below the eagle, is "NEW YORK
GUARD/MERITORIOUS SERVICE".

     c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard Members

     d. Standards: The NYG-MSM is equivalent to a U.S. Meritorious
Service Medal. Awarded for achievement or service over a period of
time which has been of significant importance to the command, brigade or
the NYG as a whole. The service shall be of a character clearly beyond
that normally expected for a sustained period.

    e. How Awarded: For recommendation, use memorandum format with citation and supporting
documentation.
                                                                       NYG-COMV
    f. Responsibility: none specified
                                                                                   DARK GREEN WHITE G     WHITE       G W HITE DARK GREEN
     g. Authority: Award authority is Commander, NYG.

      h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with
certificate.

    i. Succeeding Awards: Bronze oak leaf clusters             will be
awarded in lieu of additional medals. A silver oak leaf cluster will      be
awarded in lieu of five bronze.

2. NYG COMMENDTION MEDAL WITH "V" DEVICE.                                                     COMMENDATION




     a. Medal Established:

     b. Description: A bronze "V" device is to be worn centered on the                       NEW YORK GUARD



ribbon which is green with a white center.

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    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

     d. Standards: The NYG-COM "V" is equivalent to the U.S. Army Soldier's Medal except to a
lesser degree. It is given for noncombatant heroism to any member of the NYG who has risked their
own life in the protection of, or the saving of the life of another person or persons. The degree of
heroism to have been displayed is only slightly less than that required for the NYS-MOV. The act may
be performed on or off duty, in or out of uniform, in or out of NY State. The supporting documentation
must include the statement of at least one eyewitness to the action. News reports, of themselves, do not
take the place of an eyewitness statement. The Medal may well not be awarded solely on the basis of
having saved a life.

    e. How Awarded: For recommendation, use memorandum format with citation and supporting
documentation to include eyewitness statements.

     f. Responsibility: This award will be worn apart and in addition to NYG-COM's awarded for
other than heroism and will take precedence over them.

    g. Authority: Award authority is Commander, NYG.

    h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

    i. Succeeding Awards: Bronze oak leaf clusters              will be awarded in lieu of additional
medals. A silver oak leaf cluster will      be awarded in lieu of five bronze. Oak leaf clusters will be
worn to the right and left of the "V" device at the discretion of the wearer.
                                                                                             NYG-COM
3. NYG COMMENDATION MEDAL.

    a. Medal Established:                                                            DARK GREEN WHITE G   WHITE   G W HITE DARK GREEN




     b. Description: The new NYG-COM has a green ribbon with three
white stripes, the center one thicker than the others. The old NYG-COM has
a white ribbon with a blue center stripe with two narrow yellow stripes to
either side and must have a NYS silver shield in the center. Where their have
been additional awards, oak leaf clusters may be worn to the left or right of
the NYS silver shield at the discretion of the wearer

    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.
                                                                                                COMMENDATION



     d. Standards: The NYG-COM is equivalent to the U.S. Army
Commendation Medal. It is given to that member of the NYG whose
performance of duty is far above that normally expected of someone in their                    NEW YORK GUARD



grade and position. It may be given for achievement or service.

    e. How Awarded:

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     f. Responsibility: Both the new and old NYG-COM ribbons may be worn at the same time
with the new taking precedence over the old.

     g. Authority: Award authority is Commander, NYG.

     h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

    i. Succeeding Awards: Bronze oak leaf clusters        will be awarded in lieu of additional
medals. A silver oak leaf cluster will be awarded in lieu of five bronze.

4. NYG COMMANDER'S CITATION.                                                                  NYG-CMDC


     a. Medal Established:
                                                                                      WHITE   DK W   DARK GREEN W DK WHITE
                                                                                              GRN                 GRN



      b. Description: The NYG-CIT is a green and white ribbon
surrounded by a gold medal frame. It is to be worn as a unit citation for
Army personnel just above the right breast pocket or equivalent and is worn
after all federal unit awards and any foreign national unit awards. Air personnel wear the citation in
order of precedence as per Air Force traditions.

     c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

     d. Standards: The NYG-CIT serves to recognize outstanding meritorious performance by groups
of two or more soldiers, of a difficult and challenging mission under extra ordinary circumstances.
Circumstances will be deemed to be extraordinary when they do not represent the typical day-to-day
circumstances under which this group normally performs, or may be reasonably expected to perform.
The award may be made in the areas of service, achievement or bravery.

  e. How Awarded: For recommendation, use memorandum format with citation as per NYG-
COM.

     f. Responsibility:

     g. Authority: Award authority is Commander, NYG.

     h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

    i. Succeeding Awards: Bronze oak leaf clusters        will be awarded in lieu of additional
medals. A silver oak leaf cluster will be awarded in lieu of five bronze.

5. NYG ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL.

     a. Medal Established:

     b. Description: The new NYG-ACH has a green, blue and white ribbon. The old NYG-ACH
has a black ribbon with a rainbow center and must have a NYS silver shield in the center.

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Where there have been additional awards, the oak leaf cluster will be worn to                   NYG-ACH
the right or left or right of the NYS silver shield at the discretion of the wearer.
                                                                                           BLUE W     DARK GREEN   W BLUE


     c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

      d. Standards: The NYG-ACH may be awarded to those members of
the NYG whose performance of duty sets them apart from their peers but is
of a lesser merit than would justify the NYG-COM.

     e. How Awarded:

     f. Responsibility: Both the new and old NYG-ACH ribbons may be                            ACHIEVEMENT
worn at the same time side by side with the new taking precedence over the
old.

   g. Authority: Approving authority is delegated to MACOM
commanders subject to verification and review by HQNYG.                                       NEW YORK GUARD




     h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

    i. Succeeding Awards: Bronze oak leaf clusters        will be awarded in lieu of additional
medals. A silver oak leaf cluster will be awarded in lieu of five bronze.

6. NYG GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL.

     a. Medal Established: 1 January 1994                                                           NYG-GCM

   b. Description: The NYG-GCM ribbon colors are those of the U.S.                      W R W R W R     WHITE      R W R W R W


Army GCM but reversed: white with six maroon stripes.

     c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

      d. Standards: The NYG-GCM is awarded for exemplary behavior,
efficiency, and fidelity in active NYG enlisted service. It is awarded on a
selective basis to soldiers who distinguish themselves from among their peers
by the above criteria through out a period of continuous active NYG service of
not less than three years.

           (1) Specified service is limited to enlisted service in the NYG. Prior
Federal military service, military service in other NY State components, military
service in other states of the U.S., or service in the military of a foreign country
do not qualify.

         (2) The effective date from which a three-year period may start is 1
Jan 94. No NYG-GCM will be awarded for earlier service.

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      e. How Awarded: For recommendation, use memorandum format without citation. No right or
entitlement to the NYG-GCM exists until after the award has been announced in HQNYG permanent
orders.

      f. Responsibility: The soldier must have performed creditably at three consecutive Annual
Trainings during the period; must have participated in at least 75% of regular drill as shown by unit 200
reports; have demonstrated proper military bearing and attitude; have worn the uniform correctly; have
a knowledge of and use the chain of command; be within NYG weight limits; have a current physical on
file with HQNYG; and have Unit and MACOM commander's written recommendation.

     g. Authority: Approving authority is delegated to MACOM commanders subject to verification
and review by HQNYG.

    h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

    i. Succeeding Awards: Bronze, silver and gold knotted bars of the U.S. Army will be used to
denote subsequent awards in lieu of medals.
                                                                               NYG-OSM
7. NYG OPERATONS SUPPORT MEDAL OR RIBBON.
                                                                                     DARK BLUE   GOLD   DARK GOLD   DARK BLUE
                                                                                                         BLUE



    a. Medal Established:

    b. Description:

    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

     d. Standards: The NYG-OSM serves as an award for service to any
NYG soldier when called to active service under orders authorized by
HQNYG. The service would be similar to that required for: the NYS Duty in
Aid to Civil Authority Medal [NYS-AID], The Medal for Humane Service to
the State of New York [NYS-HUM], or the U.S. Humanitarian Service Medal
[HSM]. These types of service would qualify the soldier for the NYG-OSM in
those cases where the soldier could not be brought to State Active Duty nor
could be awarded the Federal MOVSM or HSM.

      e. How Awarded: Recommendation for award will be submitted in memorandum format without
citation to Commander, New York Guard, ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD).

   f. Responsibility: Recommendation for this service medal must be reviewed by the NYG
Awards Board.

    g. Authority: Award authority is Commander, NYG.

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    h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

     i. Succeeding Awards: A 3/16" bronze star will be awarded in lieu of additional medals. A 3/16"
silver star will be awarded in lieu of five bronze.

9. (Obsolete) NYG SERVICE MEDAL, CLASS II (silver).                                  NYG-SVC(s)

    a. Medal Established:                                                                   WHITE   Y   BLUE   Y   WHITE




     b. Description: The ribbon is white with a blue center stripe with two
narrow yellow stripes to either side. This is the same ribbon and medal as the
NYG-COM (Old) but without the NYS silver shield
affixed to the center of the ribbon.

    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

    d. Standards:                                                                    SILVER




    e. How Awarded: This medal is no longer authorized for award.

     f. Responsibility: NYG soldiers who received this award prior to 1
July 1993 may elect to either wear this award or, if it has been awarded to
them, the NYG-COM (Old) but not both.

    g. Authority: This medal is no longer authorized for award.

      h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with
certificate.                                                                             NYG-SVC(b)

    i. Succeeding Awards: A 3/16” bronze star will be worn to denote                BLACK       RAINBOW    RED      RAINBOW   BLACK



subsequent awards. A 3/16” silver star will be worn in place of five bronze.

10. (Obsolete) NYG SERVICE MEDAL, CLASS I (bronze)

    a. Medal Established:

     b. Description: The ribbon is black with a rainbow center. This is the
same ribbon and medal as the NYG-ACH (Old) but without the NYS silver
shield affixed to the center of the ribbon.                                          BRONZE


    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

    d. Standards:

    e. How Awarded: This medal is no longer authorized for award.

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    f. Responsibility: NYG soldier who received this award prior to 1 July 1993 may elect to either
wear this award or, if it has been awarded to them, the NYG-ACH (Old) but not both.

    g. Authority: This medal is no longer authorized for award.

    h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

     i. Succeeding Awards: A 3/16” bronze star will be worn to denote subsequent awards. A 3/16”
silver star will be worn in place of five bronze.

11.. NYG SERVICE RIBBON.                                                                  NYG-SVC

    a. Medal Established:                                                          DARK
                                                                                   BLUE
                                                                                                   WHT         LIGHT
                                                                                                              BLUE
                                                                                                                         WHT      DARK
                                                                                                                                 BLUE




    b. Description: The NYG-SVC is a ribbon only and has no pendant
medal or miniature medal.

    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

     d. Standards: Six months consecutive creditable service with 90% attendance at scheduled drills
during this period in their first year of service as a member of the NYG.

    e. How Awarded: Awarded administratively by MACOM Commanders in MACOM Permanent
Orders.

   f. Responsibility: Soldiers from HQ NYG only ,may apply to Commander, New York Guard,
ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD) on DMNA Form 106DGR.

    g. Authority: MACOM Commanders.

    h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of a ribbon only with certificate.

    i. Succeeding Awards: None, the NYG-SVC is awarded once.
                                                                                                 NYG-DGR
12. NYG DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE RIBBON.

    a. Medal Established:                                                          Y
                                                                                       BLUE
                                                                                              YELLOW
                                                                                                       BLUE
                                                                                                              YELLOW
                                                                                                                       BLUE
                                                                                                                              YELLOW
                                                                                                                                    BLUE
                                                                                                                                         YELLOW
                                                                                                                                              BLUE
                                                                                                                                                     Y




     b. Description: The design of the ribbon is yellow with five blue
stripes.

    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.


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     d. Standards: May be awarded in the name of the Commander, New York Guard to that single
individual who passes out at the top of his or her class and is so designated the Distinguished Graduate.
Classes eligible to be recommended for a Distinguished Graduate Ribbon are limited to certain classes
or schools given at Annual Training picked by the J-3, HQNYG.

     e. How Awarded: Recommendations are submitted in memorandum form by the instructor or
supervising instructor and endorsed by the school commander and sent to the appropriate MACOM
Commander, to be endorsed and submitted to the Commander , New York Guard, ATTN: MNSG-J3
for consideration. Upon approval, the recommendation is sent to Awards Branch, HQNYG for
processing.

    f. Responsibility: none specified

    g. Authority: Commander, NYG.

    h. Initial Award: Initial award consists of the medal and ribbon with certificate.

     i. Succeeding Awards: A 3/16” bronze star will be worn to denote subsequent awards. A 3/16”
silver star will be worn in place of five bronze.
                                                                                           1st PROV
13. FIRST PROVISIONAL REGIMENT MEDAL.

    a. Medal Established: 1917                                                   RED WHT         GREEN      WHT RED




     b. Description: The ribbon design is green with thin gray and red
stripes at the edges.

    c. To whom Awarded: New York Guard members.

     d. Standards: The First Provisional Regiment medal commemorates
service by New York Guardsmen and by members of the Veteran Corps of
Artillery, State of New York (VCA) serving in the First Provisional
                                                                                             1 T P OV
                                                                                              S   R
Regiment during World War I to guard the NYS Aqueducts. Over 100                           NS
                                                                                  VETERA




                                                                                                         RE




shots were fired at soldiers of the regiment doing their duty and over 40
                                                                                                           GTNYG




soldiers of the regiment gave their lives during this mission.
                                                                                           C
                                                                                     V




                                                                                               A P ST
   e. How Awarded: The authorization to wear is granted upon active                               O
membership in the NYG.

    f. Responsibility: none


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    g. Authority: The VCA has served as guardian of this medal for over 60 years and now shares
authority for the wearing of this medal with the Commander, New York Guard. The Commander, New
York Guard grants authorization to wear the First Provisional Regiment Medal to all soldiers of the
New York Guard.

     h. Initial Award: Award consists of the medal and ribbon and must be purchased by the member
for wear, none are issued. This medal is available for purchase from the Veteran Corps of Artillery, and
through the New York Guard Association

    i. Succeeding Awards: none.

14. NYG CERTIFICATES.

NYG MACOM Commanders are delegated authority to create, generate and use NYG
Certificates of Commendation, Achievement, Merit and Appreciation as needed by their commands on
an ad hoc basis. It is expected good taste will be used in the creation of these certificates. A copy of
each design used will be sent to the Commander, New York Guard, ATTN: MNAS-PA-AD to be
made a part of the permanent awards records of the New York Guard.




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                                              Appendix A


                      APPLICATION FOR ADMINSTRATIVE AWARDS




1. For those administrative listed on DMNA Form 106DGR, 20 August 2002.

                                          Instructions for use:

   a. When filling in personal information at the top, be sure to provide all information requested.
Many of these requests have come in without officers' branch designation.

    b. Creditable dates: must have from: day month, and year and to: day month and year.

     c. NYS-LFS: Need specific information as to what kind of LFS award has been received [if any]
by the person being recommended.

    d. NYS-REC: Need rank and full name of persons recruited.

    e. NYS-AID: Need copy of orders to paid state active duty.

    f. NYS-HUM: Need copy of orders to paid state active duty.

    g. NYS-FIT: Need to take the PT test under NYARNG or USAR auspices and have them
forward the forms to: Commander, New York Guard, ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD).

    h. NYG-SVC: Member must have served six months in NYG with acceptable attendance.

    f. See next page for sample DMNA Form 106DGR.

2. For those awards not listed on DMNA Form 106DGR. Apply in memorandum format, subject:
Application for Administrative Award and send to Commander, New York Guard, ATTN: NYSG-
J1(AD), 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, New York 12110-2224. This memorandum is limited to
one award for one soldier at a time.




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                          APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AWARDS
                  (For use of this form see DMNA Reg 672-1 or NYGD 1348, Proponent is NYSG-J1)

                                                                                       DATE:
MEMORANDUM THRU



FOR COMMANDER, NEW YORK GUARD, ATTN: NYSG-J1 (AWD), 330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD,
      LATHAM, NY 12110-2224

Request consideration for the NY State or NY Guard award(s) for the following individual:
NAME: (Last)                                  (First)                           (MI)             NYG ID:
Battalion/Regiment                            Brigade/Group                              NYG MACOM

Duty Psn/Title:                                         RANK:                 Presentation Date:

                                              AWARD REQUEST DATA
      LONG & FAITHFUL SERVICE AWARD: for _____ years.
      Dates of creditable service: From                                        to
      RECRUITING MEDAL/BAR: List names of recruits enlisted/appointed
                     Recruit Name                                    Unit                         Date of Enlistment




      DUTY IN AID TO CIVIL AUTHORITY: Provide unit and dates of duty performed and indicates 1st / 2nd award, etc.

      Unit (Copy of SAD Orders w/pay required)               From                   To                         Award No.

      MEDAL FOR HUMANE SERVICE: Provide unit and dates of duty performed and indicates 1st / 2nd award, etc.

      Unit (Copy of SAD Orders w/pay required)               From                   To                         Award No.

      NYS PHYSICAL FITNESS RIBBON: Attach a certified copy of DA Form 705, Army Physical Fitness Test Score Card,
      Recommending award. __ Initial Award   __ Subsequent Award Number.
                               NEW YORK GUARD AWARD REQUEST DATA
      NEW YORK GUARD SERVICE RIBBON: for six months service.
      Dates of creditable service: From                    to

                                                  AUTHENTICATION
MSC REQUEST/RECOMMENDATION:.
RANK/NAME OF MSC CDR/D-CDR/S1/AWARDS OFFICER (Print Rank and name:


                                                         Signature                               Date
DMNA FORM 106D-GR (20 August 2002) Replaces 31 January 1996 Edition which will no longer be used.                    Local
Reproduction is authorized.

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                                             Appendix B

                          Memorandum of Recommendation for Award

                Instructions for writing the memorandum of recommendation for award.

1. This memorandum is a letter of transmittal with personal information of the recommended individual
and signed by the recommender. It will not be used for the recommendation itself; the "why"
information will be contained in the accompanying citation.

2. Paragraph 1 will include: the name of the decoration [NYS-MCM or NYG-ACH, etc.] stating it's
for Heroism, Meritorious Achievement or Meritorious Service; the first name, middle initial and last
name, social security number, rank and for all officers: branch of service [Infantry, AGC or WOC, etc.],
which component of the NYS militia [NYG, NYARNG, NYANG or NYNM] or federal service of the
recommended individual plus the unit of assignment down to battalion level and the unit's address.

3. Paragraph 2 will indicate the how many prior awards of this decoration [if any] have been made to
the individual. If none, so state.

4. Paragraph 3 will indicate the nature of the supporting documentation as enclosures. All decorations
will have at least a proposed citation as an enclosure.

5. Decorations for heroism will have eyewitness statements with any other supporting documentation
attached with the citation this cover letter. Newspaper and or other media statements will not be
substituted for eyewitness statements. Media accounts may only be a supplement part of the supporting
package in addition to the eye witness statements.

6. This memorandum will be endorsed at each level in the chain of command with recommendations to
approve, disapprove, upgrade or downgrade and with any other pertinent comments to assist the NYG
Awards Board. A sample endorsement is shown in appendix C.

7. Do not submit more than one recommendation for award for a specific action or actions in a simple
memorandum; however the recommendation may be written for more than one person.

8. A memorandum for recommendation for award will only be used for NYS and NYG decorations
and the NYG-OSM. Administrative awards will be requested separately either on DMNA Form
106DGR or by separate memorandum [see Appendix A, this directive, for instructions regarding
application for administrative awards].

9. Do not mix a recommendation for award and an application for administrative award in the same
memorandum.

10. See next page for sample memorandum of recommendation for award.
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                                            HEADQUARTERS
                                        NEW YORK GUARD
                                     330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD
                                   LATHAM, NEW YORK 12110-2224




NYSG-__-__ (1348)                                                                       date


MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, New York Guard, ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD), 330
    Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, New York 12110-2224

SUBJECT: Recommendation for Award, CW3 Breakabut.

1. I Hereby recommend award of the New York Guard Achievement Medal for Meritorious
Achievement to:

Iam A. Breakabut, B5678, Chief Warrant Officer 3, WOC, NYG, HHC NYG, 330 Old Niskayuna
Road, Latham NY 12110-2224.

2. Subject individual has 1 previous award of this medal.

3. Proposed citation is attached as enclosure 1.




Encls                                                SIGNATURE BLOCK
                                                     Rank, GS or Air, NYG
                                                     Your title




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1NYSG-__-____ (1348)                       1st End                       date
1SUBJECT: Recommendation for Award, CW3 Breakabut
1
2
3Headquarters, New York Guard, 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110-2224
1
2For Commander, New York Guard, ATTN: NYSG-J1(AD), 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham,
    New York 12110-2224
1
2
3Recommend approval. CW3 Breakabut worked his tail off last AT and is deserving of this award.
1
2
3
4
5Encls                       SIGNATURE BLOCK
                             Rank, GS or Air, NYG
                             Your title




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                                            Appendix D.

                                            Citation
                                              For
                                        NYS Medal of Valor


                                             CITATION

     In the name of the people of the State of New York, by direction of the Governor, under the
provisions of the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Regulation 672-1, the NEW YORK STATE
MEDAL FOR VALOR for conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of his life, above and beyond
the call of duty, is awarded by the Division of Military and Naval Affairs to:




                          SERGEANT FIRST CLASS IVAN C. JONES

                                                J0186

                                       NEW YORK GUARD

                        who distinguished himself by exceptional heroism!




     On March 6, 2002, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS IVAN C. JONES, distinguished himself during
a robbery and shooting. Without any thought for his own safety, he used himself to protect two New
York City female police officers during a robbery and shooting. Without any thought for his own safety,
he used himself to protect two New York City female police officers during a robbery and shooting.
The robber was pointing his weapon at the two female police officers, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS
IVAN C. JONES struggled with the robber, who had drawn his weapon, and two shots were fired.
One of the shots struck the robber as SERGEANT JONES ended the struggle.

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS IVAN C. JONES' utter disregard for his own safety, his extraordinary
gallantry, the courage and valor are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and
reflect great credit upon himself, the New York Guard and the Military Forces of the State of New
York.




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                                             Appendix E

                                            Citation
                                              For
                                    Conspicuous Service Medal

                                             CITATION

  For Distinguished Service during the period 1 September 1993 through 32 July 1995, the NEW
YORK STATE CONSPICUOUS SERVICE MEDAL is awarded to:




                          COLONEL KURT F. HANF, JOINT STAFF

                                               H9953

                                       NEW YORK GUARD




  COL Hanf distinguished himself while serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for, Operations and Training
for Headquarters, New York Guard.

During this period the J3 position was vacant and the responsibility for the planning, operation and
execution OF Annual Training 2002 rested solely in his hands. COL Hanf executed this assignment
with exceptional skill and with an enthusiasm that was contagious. This enthusiasm served as catalyst
for all parties who were a part of the AT mission and served to maintain total commitment by all. In
doing this he spent hundreds of hours of his own time to insure that the planing was in place, that
instructors were ready and that appropriate records were available for the mission. Because of his
devotion to these tasks over 800 New York Guardsmen received quality training that made this
organization more mission ready.

COL Hanf's actions, in an position of great responsibility, reflect great credit upon himself, the New
York Guard, the Military Forces of the State of New York and are in keeping with the highest traditions
of the military service.




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                                             Appendix F

                                           Citation
                                             For
                                 NYS Meritorious Service Medal


                                             CITATION

  For Meritorious Service during the period 1 July 2002 through 19 September 2002, the NEW
YORK STATE MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE is awarded to:


                        COLONEL JOHN H. THOMAS, JOINT STAFF

                                                T8888

                                       NEW YORK GUARD

 COL Thomas distinguished himself while serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Headquarters,
New York Guard.

  COL Thomas has very ably handled the position of J1, an area of great responsibility, from the first.
While short handed so that he personally worked several areas he would normally supervise, he showed
superb command ability to delegate to those who assisted him in the areas of Adjutant Generals function
and the Awards Branch, He personally handled officer promotions which demanded great tact and
swallowed hundreds of man days of effort on his part. It is greatly to COL Thomas' credit that he made
promotions run so efficiently, even-handedly and without prejudice, considering all the pressures he was
subjected to, until he turned it over to a subordinate. In every military area he touched upon, it must
unquestionably be added that he always thinks first of the greater good of the NY Guard.

  COL Thomas' achievements, enthusiasm and willingness are in keeping with the finest traditions of the
Military Service and reflect great credit upon himself, the New York Guard and the Military Forces of
the State of New York.




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                                            Appendix G

                                            Citation
                                              for
                               NYS Military Commendation Medal

                                             CITATION

 For Meritorious Service during the period 8 June 2002 through 31 August 2002, the NEW YORK
STATE MILITARY COMMENDATION MEDAL is awarded to:




                                 CAPTAIN KIMBALL B. CANNON

                                               C5602

                                       NEW YORK GUARD




 Captain Cannon distinguished himself while assigned to Headquarters, 1st Bn 56th Regt, 56th Brigade,
New York Guard.

  Captain Cannon, while serving as Liaison Officer, and on scene coordinator for the New York
Guard's West Point Initiative, developed the schedule for the soldiers participating, saw that incoming
soldiers were suitably quartered and fed. Captain Parker also served as Liaison Officer with the West
Point cadre from 1st Bn 1st Regt, U.S. Army and with West Point's Range Control Operations office.
His prompt, continuing effective action, based on knowledge gained during his active duty career with
the U.S. Army, assured success for the New York Guard's West Point Initiative.

   Captain Cannon's achievements, enthusiasm and diligence are in keeping with the finest traditions of
the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the New York Guard and the Military Forces
of the State of New York.




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                                               Appendix I

                                            Citation
                                              for
                                  NYG Meritorious Service Medal




                                               CITATION




For Meritorious Service during the period 14 November 2002 through 19 September 2002, the NEW
YORK GUARD MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL is awarded to:

                         WARRANT OFFICER ONE IAM A. VANITAS

                                                 V1799

                                        NEW YORK GUARD

 WO1 Vanitas distinguished himself while serving as Deputy Assistant Awards Officer, Awards
Branch, Headquarters, New York Guard.

  WO1 Vanitas has ably assisted at numerous award presentations, was responsible for the overprinting
of hundreds of awards diplomas, for the production of hundreds of awards orders, for which, to enable
himself to do the job, he purchased a new computer and laser printer, and also taught himself how to
use this computer. If awards Branch has had any success, it's in great part due to the unlimited time
[typically one or two days per week, week after week, month after month], tremendous effort and not
inconsiderable expense this junior warrant officer and former enlisted man has been unstintingly willing to
put forth for the greater benefit of the NYG.

 WO1 Vanitas's achievements, enthusiasm and willingness are in keeping with the finest traditions of the
military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the New York Guard and the military forces of the
State of New York.




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                                               Appendix J

                                       Citation
                                         For
                    NYG Commendation Medal with "V" Device for Heroism


                                               CITATION

  For Heroism on 11 September 2001, the NEW YORK GUARD COMMENDATION MEDAL
with "V" Device is awarded to:

               Then SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ARVIN ANTHONY PROXEM

                                                  P7577

                                        NEW YORK GUARD

 SFC PROXEM distinguished himself while serving with the 2nd Battalion, 14th Regiment, New York
Guard.

   SFC PROXEM at about 1945 hours responded to a large fire with very heavy smoke in the main
passenger terminal at JFK Airport. Disregarding his own safety SFC Proxem entered the smoke filled
building approximately 100 feet and pulled to safety two police officers and a civilian from out of the fire
area where they had been trapped. He continued on, at risk, to lead NYC fire units into the fire zone
and gave fire officers at the scene a detailed layout of the building which was critical to the success in
fighting the fire.

  SFC Proxem's gallantry in saving the lives of others at the risk of his own life represents the highest
and best of traditions of the Military Service and reflects great credit upon himself, the New York
Guard and the Military Forces of the state of New York.




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                                             Appendix K

                                           Citation
                                             For
                                    NYG Commendation Medal

                                              CITATION

 For Meritorious Service during the period 21 January 2003 through 12 February 2003, the NEW
YORK GUARD COMMENDATION MEDAL is awarded to:

                           MAJOR JOHN JACK JONES, INFANTRY

                                                 J1731

                                       NEW YORK GUARD

 Major Jones distinguished himself while rendering service while on State Active Duty at the
Emergency Operations Center [EOC] at Camp Smith, Peekskill, New York.

     Major Jones reported for State Active Duty within two hours of notification and immediately
established a position of making himself essential with his ready cheerful assistance wherever needed.
He was responsible for first cleaning up and creating a computer operations system capable of going
online with the Internet. The program he created allowed the EOC worldwide web capability and
access to real-time weather and news critical to the successful completion of the NYARNG mission.
Major Gilbert consistently put in extended overtime training EOC and Troop Command Personnel in
computer operations over a three week period.

Major Jones's achievements, enthusiasm and willingness are in keeping with the finest traditions of the
military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the New York Guard and the military forces of the
State of New York.




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                                            Appendix L

                                          Citation
                                            for
                                   NYG Commander's Citation

                                             CITATION


For Extraordinary Performance of Duty on 10 October 2002, the NEW YORK GUARD
COMMANDER'S CITATION is awarded to:


              LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROBERT LANDSEND, NYANG
              MAJOR EUGENE UPSTACKEN, NYARG
              FIRST LIEUTENANT JOHN A. SMITH, NYANG
              TECHNICAL SERGEANT CRAIG C. SMITHSON, NYANG
              TECHNICAL SERGEANT HORACE N. MITCHEL, NYANG
              SERGEANT LYNN HALLING, NYANG

              of the 106TH RESCUE WING, NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD, 150
              River Head Road, Francis S Gabreski Airport [ANG], Westhampton Beach, NY
              11978-1201

     THE RESCUE TEAM has made a significant contribution to the New York Guard Annual
Training for 2002.

     THE TEAM, through their unique expertise and in an outstanding display of professionalism, gave
an eye-popping Helo-Rescue Demonstration which materially contributed to an exceptionally exciting
Search and Rescue training program at the NYG Army Division's AT-02. AS a result, the success of
the overall AT-02 program was enhanced.

     THE TEAM's willingness to assist this component of the New York State Military Force Structure,
clearly indicates the outstanding leadership of their parent organization, the 106th Rescue Wing, New
York Air National Guard.

THE TEAM's actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflect great
credit upon himself, the New York Guard and the military forces of the State of New York.




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                                             Appendix M

                                             Citation
                                    for NYG Achievement Medal

                                              CITATION

   For Meritorious Achievement during the Period 1 July 2002 through 14 July 2002, the NEW
YORK GUARD ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL [2nd Award] is awarded to:

                    CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER TWO IAM A. VANITAS

                                                V1799

                                       NEW YORK GUARD

    CW2 Vanitas distinguished himself while serving as Deputy Awards Officer, Awards Branch,
Headquarters, New York Guard.

     CW2 Vanitas, during AT-02 worked throughout the training period from 122 to 15 hours, every
day, first helping to present awards early in the morning and then during the day and the evening typing
orders for and putting together many, many awards to enable the Commander, New York Guard, for
the first time, to effectively use awards and decorations to raise morale command wide in the NY
Guard.

     CW2 Vanitas's achievements, enthusiasm and willingness are in keeping with the finest traditions of
the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the New York Guard and the military forces of
the State of New York.




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