The 1/9th Battalion can trace its origins to 1624, and the unit received the official designation of the 9th on June 13, 1812. We are one of the oldest military units in the United States.
The 1/9th Battalion of the New York State Guard is part of an all volunteer military force composed of citizen-soldiers who serve in an unpaid status, unless activated by the Governor of New York.
We engage in planning, training for, and executing state emergency support and disaster missions.
Please visit our unit website to learn more at: http:// www.nyguard9.us/
The New York State Guard is one of four services that make up the organized military of the State of New York under the Department of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA). You may access DMNA's website, along with the New York Guard's home page website, at http://dmna.ny.gov/index.php
The other services of the organized New York State Military forces include the Air National Guard, The Army National Guard, and the New York Naval Militia.