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NGAUS Welcomes Guardsmen for Capital Summit

Capital Summit
Capital Summit
Washington Report

Fifty Guardsmen from across the nation will gather in the capital next week for an up-close look at the federal government and NGAUS.

The three-day Capital Summit begins Sunday with a welcome reception and a night tour of Washington, D.C.

Company-grade and junior warrant officers are participating in the semi-annual workshop to gain a first-hand view of the legislative process and the role NGAUS plays. The association covers all costs.

In addition to remarks from retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson, NGAUS president; and Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, NGAUS chairman; attendees will also learn from former Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., and Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y.

Rose, a first-year congressman, is also a New York National Guardsman. He is one of nine Guardsmen currently serving in Congress.

Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, director of the Army National Guard, is also slated to speak to attendees.

The workshop is centered at the National Guard Memorial but will also include events at the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Capital Summits are held three times a year in March, July and October and are hosted by the NGAUS legislative staff.

Retired Col. Mike Hadley, NGAUS legislative director, said attendees should leave Washington with new ideas and ways of thinking that can impact the rest of their military careers.

For more information on the Capital Summit, visit ngaus.org/events.