The fly-ins to Washington, D.C., is one of two officer professional-development programs NGAUS currently offers Army and Air National Guard company-grade officers. The program brings Guardsmen from each state and territory to the nation’s capital for a close look at how the government works and the role NGAUS plays in the legislative process.
Interested officers should contact their state or territory association executive director or president. The 2020 dates will be March 22 to 24, July 19 to 21 and Oct. 4 to 6.
NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition, Officer Professional Development Sessions
The National Guard Bureau, in recent years, has authorized each state and territory to spend a small amount of federal dollars to send captains and below to the conference for professional development.
In the past, the figure was more than $444,000 across all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Those selected are on official orders and must attend all business sessions, their service’s separate session and special OPD sessions.