Army National Guard

(June 30, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday to be the chief of the National Guard Bureau. He will follow Gen. Frank J. Grass, who will retire later this summer. Lengyel has been vice chief of the Guard bureau since August 2012. Prior to that, the F-16 pilot... Read more
WASHINGTON (June 30, 2016) — NGAUS today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the association president, on the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, to be the next NGB chief.   “The Senate last night confirmed the right... Read more
Washington Report (June 28, 2016) NGAUS and its members are now more directly connected than ever through the association’s website at www.ngaus.org. In a move NGAUS members have been asking for, they have easier access to their membership profiles and prospective members can quickly join through... Read more
Washington Report (June 28, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel was approved today by the Senate Armed Services Committee to be the next National Guard Bureau chief. He now faces a vote of the entire Senate, which will likely take place before Congress takes a recess July 15. During his confirmation... Read more
(June 22, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau, praised the Guard’s evolution during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday and said he’ll strive to motivate the force. Lengyel has been nominated to succeed Gen. Frank Grass as chief of the bureau... Read more
Washington Report (June 21, 2016) While the House and Senate work to create one defense policy bill from two, NGAUS will monitor discussions and push lawmakers to include provisions beneficial to the National Guard. Both chambers have passed their versions of the fiscal 2017 National Defense... Read more
Washington Report (June 14, 2016) Defense Secretary Ash Carter would like to sidestep the "up-or-out" method of military promotions, saying it has been "highly successful" but has flaws. He is pushing for a promotion system based on merit, according to an article in Politico, a publication that... Read more
Washington Report (June 14, 2016) Experts say the increased suicide rate in the military may never return to lower levels it saw just after 9/11. They told USA Today that the current pace of suicides in the ranks may be the "new normal." The Army's suicide rate for active-duty soldiers averaged... Read more
Washington Report (June 7, 2016) Defense Department officials announced last week the launch of the "Leader Course," a tool designed to educate service senior leaders and financial advisors about the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) that goes into effect, Jan. 1, 2018, according to a Pentagon... Read more
Washington Report (June 7, 2016) Two years after a top official with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service proposed that all honorably discharged veterans be allowed to shop at the exchange online store, the Pentagon has still not moved forward. “The policy has identified some things that need to... Read more

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