New York Army National Guard exceeds recruiting goal for 2008

This is no surprise to us who understand patriotism and the fact that we are at war.

LATHAM – The New York Army National Guard exceeded its 2008 Fiscal Year recruiting goal, enlisting more than 2,000 new Citizen Soldiers throughout the year and achieving a year-end strength of 10,276 Soldiers across the force.

The fiscal year that began October 1, 2007 and finished on September 30th saw the New York Army National Guard exceed its end strength goal of 10,100 by 1.75 percent.

“Over the past three years, we’ve seen the Army National Guard grow from 333,000 to 362,000 Citizen Soldiers,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General for the New York State National Guard. “The Guard has been called more than ever in that time period and it is a remarkable success story to attract almost 29,000 great Americans to our rolls during such challenging times.”

Thank you to all those heroes who have enlisted in defence of our great nation!

Story courtesy of Empire State News Net.

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