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The idea of the United States Field Artillery Association (USFAA) began in Spring 1907 from the discussions of Colonel Montgomery M. Macomb, Commander of the 6th Field Artillery, and his Adjutant, Captain William J. Snow. The conversation revolved around an organization that would promote the Field Artillery and enhance the professionalism of Artillerymen.
From the USFAA website, we take the following:
Early in 1909, Captain Snow joined a committee including Major John E. McMahon and Captain W.S. McNair to draft a constitution. In a slightly modified form, the constitution was introduced to the Regular Army and National Guard Field Artillery officers attending the summer “Encampment and Maneuvers” at Fort Riley, during the following months. Later these 86 artillerymen became the charter members of the Association established under the provisions of a constitution that sought:
- To promote the efficiency of the Field Artillery by maintaining its best traditions.
- To cultivate with the other arms a common understanding of the powers and limitations of each.
- To foster a feeling of interdependence among the different arms and of hearty cooperation by all.
- To promote understanding between the regular and militia forces by a closer bond.
As of December 2014, The 9th NY Field Artillery Regiment is a chapter of the USFAA, and the only Chapter in New York City.
Meetings are held periodically, and every local USFAA member is given the opportunity to join the 9th and become active in ceremonial firing missions. Please see our recruiting page for more information.
The following links will redirect you to the Official web site of the USFAA and provide you links for: