Busy Agenda Awaits NGAUS Board

Washington Report

(November 15, 2016) The NGAUS board of directors will have a packed schedule when it gathers at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C., this weekend for its last meeting of 2016.

At the top of the agenda are interviews with the final candidates to succeed retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett as association president. Hargett, who has run the association’s daily operations since 2010, will step down next spring.

The 29-member board will also consider the NGAUS operating budget for 2017, review bids by five states to host the association’s conference in 2021, receive a legislative update and hear from National Guard Bureau senior leaders.

Events will begin Friday with meetings of the association’s Company Grade Committee and General Conference Committee. The boards of the National Guard Educational Foundation and the NGAUS Insurance Trust also will meet that day.

Activities Saturday conclude with a reception to honor more than 20 large financial donors to the NGEF. 

The association board typically meets twice a year in Washington, D.C., and again at the NGAUS conference.

The meeting this weekend is Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer’s first as chairman of the board. Hoyer, the West Virginia adjutant general, was elected chairman in September at the 138th General Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore.