The NGAUS Awards Program recognizes outstanding National Guard men and women, as well as individuals and organizations outside of the Guard, who have made significant efforts to help advance NGAUS and its mission.
NGAUS POC: Rich Arnold at 202-454-5301
Association’s highest honor for sustained and exceptional contributions to the security of the United States by a civilian or military leader
Outstanding support of NGAUS objectives by any individual or organization
Outstanding contributions to the National Guard by an elected official
Exceptional service to the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard or NGAUS by a local official, civic leader or legislative staffer
For contributions to NGAUS by military or Defense Department civilians
Outstanding achievements on behalf of the National Guard or NGAUS by a civilian or military officer
Meritorious Service Certificate may be awarded at the state/local level in lieu of the Meritorious Service Award.
For acts of heroism by active duty Guard members
Valley Forge Certificate may be awarded at the state/local level in lieu of the Valley Forge Cross award.
Significant achievements of members of the National Guard in their civilian endeavors
Outstanding achievements and service by Army and Air National Guard junior officers
Each state or territory may submit no more than one ANG and one ARNG nomination each year.
Outstanding achievements and service by National Guard Warrant Officers (WO1-CW3)