LATHAM, N.Y. — The New York Army National Guard was the only state Army National Guard to exceed its recruiting goals for the federal fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2022.

The National Guard Bureau, which oversees the National Guards of 54 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, gave New York the goal of recruiting 1,175 Soldiers during the year.

New York brought in 1,210 new enlisted Soldiers. This works out to 103 percent of the recruiting goal. The New York Army National Guard also gained 159 new officers during the fiscal year. Again, this exceeded the target of 138 set by the National Guard Bureau.

According to data compiled by Army National Guard recruiting officials, Nevada was the state with the next most successful recruiting effort in the fiscal year 2022, recruiting 95.1 percent of the goal set by the National Guard Bureau.