LATHAM, NY (01/29/2018)-- Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking their end of service to community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
Staff Sergeant Michael Malave from Pemberton, N.J. and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 20 years of military service.
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Malave first entered the military in April 1997.
"It is a bittersweet achievement, each time we celebrate the retirement for one of our National Guard Citizen Soldiers," German said. "I want to applaud the accomplishment and the milestone of more than 20 years of service not only of these Soldiers, but of their families and civilian employers. We say that we recruit Soldiers in the Army National Guard, but we know that to make this a career we retain families," German said.
"On behalf of our force, I want to wish only the greatest success for all the future endeavors of our retirees as they embark on new chapters of their lives."
The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state's executive agency responsible to the Governor for managing New York's Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.