Department of Defense

NGAUS Washington Report (April 9, 2013) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will ask Congress to change military law so that commanders cannot overturn major convictions, the secretary announced in a written statement issued Monday. Article 60 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice currently gives... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (April 2, 2013) Pulling the plug on a deployment of Indiana Army National Guardsmen last month does not signal a change in how the Army intends to use the Guard, an Army official says. But some view with foreboding the late cancellation of deployments in June by four... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (April 2, 2013) National Guard and Reserve military technicians, who are facing 14 days of possible furlough later this year, will soon be asked to evaluate how valuable they are to their units. A letter sent last week from the office of the deputy assistant defense... Read more
A quick look back at National Guard stories from this week:  Tuition assistance is on its way back, hopefully. The recently-signed continuing resolution reinstates tuition assistance, but there is no timeline attached. (via Stars and Stripes) Death by 1,000 cuts. Is the active Army trying to poach... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 26, 2013) The National Guard Bureau is telling states that have already issued military technicians furlough notices to rescind them while the Pentagon determines what impact a short-term spending bill could have on some full-time military employees. The Washington... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 26, 2013) Lt. Gen. Stanley E. "Sid" Clarke III hit the ground running last week as he laid out his priorities as Air Guard Director even before he was officially sworn into the job. Clarke testified at two hearings days before he was formally accepted as the new... Read more
(March 25, 2013) The National Guard Coalition has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to exempt military technicians from the furloughs made necessary by sequestration. NGAUS, the Adjutants General Association of the United States and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 19, 2013) The National Guard State Partnership Program is an extraordinarily effective, enduring, low-cost tool to advance the national security objective of building partnership capacity, two veteran combatant commanders told Congress Friday. “You probably have the... Read more
(March 16, 2013) The NGAUS Board of Directors will hear from top National Guard leadership when it gathers today at the National Guard Memorial, the association headquarters in the nation’s capital. The board is assembling for its regular spring meeting. Board members began meeting Friday in... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 12, 2013) Bowing to criticism, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a 30-day review of the order of precedence for the Pentagon’s new Distinguished Warfare Medal, which critics have ripped because the award for actions far from combat ranks above others that can... Read more