Daily association operations in Washington, D.C. are under the direction of an appointed president, retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett. He and his staff operate out of the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters. The 25-member staff supports NGAUS, the National Guard Educational Foundation [a non-profit (c)(3) organization] and the NGAUS Insurance Trust, which offers insurance and other benefits.
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 company-grade reps (one Army, one Air) and a warrant officer representative.
The board gathers three weekends a year in March, July and November at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. They also convene at the annual conference which takes place in August or September.
At the meetings, the board will hear an array of reports from committees and staff, as well as an update from National Guard Bureau officials.
Representatives from the Adjutants General Association of the United States, the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States and the National Guard Executive Directors Association also brief the board.
Other business includes the financial standing of the association, legislative and membership concerns, the awards program, the status of the NGAUS Insurance Trust and the NGEF. (Click here to read past board minutes - Members Only)