New York Army National Guard battalion changes command


Major Balog, during 2012 deployment to Afghanistan

CORTLANDT MANOR – Major Todd Balog, an Afghanistan War veteran and Saratoga Springs resident, Sunday, assumed command of the New York Army National Guard’s 369th Special Troops Battalion at a ceremony at Camp Smith in Cortlandt Manor.
Balog replaces Lt. Col. Seth Morgulas, who has led the battalion since 2013.
Prior to assuming his new assignment, Balog was the Force Development Officer for the Joint Training and Exercises Division.  He joined the New York Army National Guard in September 2007. In 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan for a combat tour with the Headquarters Company, 427th Brigade Support Battalion as a Base Closure Team Leader in Regional Command East.  He later served as the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters Battalion Executive Officer in Troy and then was assigned to the Joint Staff in the New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham.
Lt. Col. Morgulas, a Scarsdale resident and a veteran of the war in Iraq, is a full-time guard officer, serving as the operations officer for the National Guard’s 53rd Troop Command at Camp Smith.
The 369th Special Troops Battalion is part of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, which has elements across the Hudson Valley and New York City.