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NGAUS Board Meeting, Capitol Summit Set for This Weekend

Washington Report

This will be a busy weekend at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The association’s 29-member board of directors — which is the NGAUS governing body — is set to conduct its first meeting of the year on Saturday.

On Sunday, the association will begin its first Capitol Summit of 2024.

Current legislative activities — including the release of President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2025 budget request this week — figure to be key topics of discussion during Saturday’s board meeting.

Attendees will also hear from senior National Guard Bureau leaders that afternoon.

The day's events will conclude with a reception recognizing more than 10 major financial donors to the National Guard Educational Foundation.

Board activities actually begin Friday, with meetings of the association’s General Conference Committee, Company Grade Committee, Warrant Officer Committee, the NGEF board and the trustees of the NGAUS Insurance Trust.

The association's board includes six elected NGAUS officers, three directors (Army, Air and adjutant general) from each of the association’s six geographic areas, two retired/separated directors, two company-grade directors and a warrant officer director.

Maj. Gen. Janson "Durr" Boyles of Mississippi is the chairman of the board.

This is retired Maj. Gen. Francis M. McGinn’s first board meeting as NGAUS president. McGinn, who runs the association’s operations in Washington, takes his instructions from the board.

A full listing of NGAUS and NGEF board members — and the members of each of the association's committees — is available here.

Beginning Sunday, the Capitol Summit is a three-day professional development event which brings NGAUS members ranking second lieutenant to captain or warrant officer 1 to chief warrant officer 2 from every state and territory to the nation’s capital.

Attendees receive a close look at how the federal government works and the role that the association plays in the legislative process.

The Capitol Summit's agenda includes presentations by NGAUS staff and leadership and NGB senior officers. Visits to congressional offices on Capitol Hill are also scheduled.

The association holds the Capitol Summit twice a year. More information is available here.

— By John Goheen