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Why Join

When you join NGAUS, you add your voice to thousands of others who understand the role of the National Guard in the nation’s security and want to enhance its capabilities to perform that vital mission at home and overseas.

With your membership, NGAUS is better able to make the case in Congress for a strong, well-equipped and well-trained National Guard in more than 3,000 communities around the country. Joining NGAUS means ensuring America’s defense.

Annual and Life memberships are available to all active, separated and retired commissioned and warrant officers of the National Guard. Enlisted guardsmen, guard family members and supporters are encouraged to join NGAUS as Associate Members.

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National NGAUS Member Benefits

Starting At
$1000
One Time
Life Membership
Active Guard Officers
  • Access to Legislative Analysis
  • Weekly Washington Report E-newsletter
  • Monthly Issues of NATIONAL GUARD Magazine
  • Opportunity to apply for NGEF Scholarships
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or Committees 
  • NGAUS Professional Development Opportunities
  • Insurance Supplements
  • Opportunity to apply for the Grantham University Scholarship
  • Opportunity for member or dependent to apply for AFBA Scholarship
  • Steel Etched Life Member Card

*Installment payments available

Starting At
$0
One Time
First-Year Membership
Newly Assessed Guard Officers
  • Access to Legislative Analysis
  • Weekly Washington Report E-newsletter
  • Monthly Issues of NATIONAL GUARD Magazine
  • Opportunity to apply for NGEF Scholarships
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or Committees 
  • NGAUS Professional Development Opportunities
  • Insurance Supplements
  • Opportunity to apply for the Grantham University Scholarship
  • Opportunity for member or dependent to apply for AFBA Scholarship
  • Steel Etched Life Member Card
Starting At
$40
Per Year
Annual Membership
Company Grade

O1, O2, O3, WO1, CW2, CW3

Starting At
$80
Per Year
Annual Membership
Field Grade

O4, O5, O6, CW4, CW5

Starting At
$130
Per Year
Annual Membership
Flag Grade

O7, O8, O9, O10

Company, Field and Flag Grade Plans Include
  • Access to Legislative Analysis
  • Weekly Washington Report E-newsletter
  • Monthly Issues of NATIONAL GUARD Magazine
  • Opportunity to apply for NGEF Scholarships
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or Committees 
  • NGAUS Professional Development Opportunities
  • Insurance Supplements
  • Opportunity to apply for the Grantham University Scholarship
  • Opportunity for member or dependent to apply for AFBA Scholarship
  • Steel Etched Life Member Card
Starting At
$125
One Time
Life Membership
Retired Guard Officers
  • Access to Legislative Analysis
  • Weekly Washington Report E-newsletter
  • Monthly Issues of NATIONAL GUARD Magazine
  • Opportunity to apply for NGEF Scholarships
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or Committees 
  • NGAUS Professional Development Opportunities
  • Insurance Supplements
  • Opportunity to apply for the Grantham University Scholarship
  • Opportunity for member or dependent to apply for AFBA Scholarship
  • Steel Etched Life Member Card
Starting At
$45
Per Year
Annual Membership
Associate Enlisted or Guard Supporters
  • Access to Legislative Analysis
  • Weekly Washington Report E-newsletter
  • Monthly Issues of NATIONAL GUARD Magazine
  • Opportunity to apply for NGEF Scholarships
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or Committees 
  • NGAUS Professional Development Opportunities
  • Insurance Supplements
  • Opportunity to apply for the Grantham University Scholarship
  • Opportunity for member or dependent to apply for AFBA Scholarship
  • Steel Etched Life Member Card
Starting At
$500
One Time
Life Membership
Associate Enlisted or Guard Supporters
  • Access to Legislative Analysis
  • Weekly Washington Report E-newsletter
  • Monthly Issues of NATIONAL GUARD Magazine
  • Opportunity to apply for NGEF Scholarships
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or Committees 
  • NGAUS Professional Development Opportunities
  • Insurance Supplements
  • Opportunity to apply for the Grantham University Scholarship
  • Opportunity for member or dependent to apply for AFBA Scholarship
  • Steel Etched Life Member Card