National Guard April 2012 : Page 52

At a Glance Z NGAUS history and governance Z Important National Guard data Z State congressional delegations Z Key congressional committees NGAUS Board of Directors Maj. Gen. William N. Reddel III New Hampshire Area I Col. Frank McGinn Massachusetts Area I Maj. Nicole Ivers Massachusetts Area I Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz District of Columbia Area II Col. Jay Hooper Delaware Area II Maj. Gen. Hugh T. Broomall Delaware Area II Maj. Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw Jr. Florida Area III 52 Lt. Col. Jimmie Cole Tennessee Area III Brig. Gen. Robert Hamrick Alabama Area III Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner Missouri Area IV Lt. Col. Martin Fries Kansas Area IV Col. Tony DeJesus Kansas Area IV | Na tional Guard

At A Glance

NGAUS history and governance<br /> <br /> Important National Guard data <br /> <br /> State congressional delegations <br /> <br /> Key congressional committees<br /> <br /> NGAUS — A Brief Overview<br /> <br /> ON THEIR FIRST productive meeting after the Civil War, militia officers from the North and South formed an association with a goal of obtaining better equipment and training by educating Congress on militia requirements.<br /> <br /> More than 133 years later, with a membership of nearly 45,000 Army and Air National Guard officers, NGAUS continues that mission in support of 470,000 current Guard men and women in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, as well as their families, employers and all Guard retirees.<br /> <br /> Lobbying efforts begin with an annual resolutions process that originates with the state and territory Guard associations and the adjutants general. Delegates to the annual NGAUS general conference debate and approve resolutions, which are prioritized by subject-matter task forces and the legislative staff for the next congressional cycle.<br /> <br /> Daily association operations in Washington, D.C., are under the direction of an appointed president, retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr. He and his 24-member staff operate out of the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters, which is just a short walk from Capitol Hill.<br /> <br /> An elected board of directors provides overall association governance. The board consists of a chairman, vice chair-Army, vice chair-Air, secretary, treasurer, immediate past chairman and 23 additional members, including three (one Army, one Air, one adjutant general) from each of six geographical areas nationwide, two retired/separated reps (one Army, one Air), two companygrade reps (one Army, one Air) and a warrant officer rep.

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