What is your relationship to the State of New York ?

The use of “State of New York” in our name is both historically accurate, and part of our official name since our founding. Formal application for recognition as an independent New York Corps of Artillery was granted by George Clinton, Governor of the State of New York, on 16 February 1791. Although the VCA, is recognized by federal and state law including New York Military Law, the VCA is no longer considered part of the “organized militia”.