Sunday, March 19, 2017




Natali promoted to one-star general


CORTLANDT MANOR – New York Army National Guard Colonel Michel Natali, commander of the 4,000-member 53rd Troop Command, was promoted to brigadier general (one-star) during a ceremony at Camp Smith on Saturday.

Natali is a native of Watertown and served in Haiti and Somalia with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division before joining the New York National Guard.
In civilian life, Natali is a New York State Police investigator, assigned to the State Police Intelligence Center.

Natali deployed with the 42nd Infantry as deputy intelligence officer in 2005. He also served on active duty assignments that included as assistant chief of staff for Intelligence for the 42nd Infantry Division and as commander of the New York National Guard Counter Drug Task Force.
He served on active duty assignments that included command of Headquarters Company of the 110th Military Intelligence Battalion and Intelligence Section at Fort Drum.

“Col. Mike Natali is a proven leader who has demonstrated his ability to lead,” said Major General Anthony German, the adjutant general of New York. “He understands both the federal and state missions of the National Guard and is the kind of officer we want serving as a general.”


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