NGAUS is seeking nominations for the 2023 NGAUS Individual Awards Program.
Nominees should have demonstrated superior performance, committed acts of heroism or contributed significantly to National Guard effectiveness.
Recent honorees have included elected officials, senior military leaders and Guard soldiers and airmen.
There are 12 separate individual awards.
Program details will be provided this month to every state and territory joint force headquarters and Guard association. This information is also available at www.ngaus.org/awards.
May 15 is the deadline for nominations. Most nominees will need the endorsement of their adjutant general. The exception are nominations directly from state and territory associations.
A five-person awards committee will review the nominations in June and make recommendations to the NGAUS board of directors for final approval in July. Recipients will be announced by Aug. 1.
NGAUS will present this year’s awards during the 145th General Conference & Exhibition, Aug. 18 to 21 in Reno, Nevada.
This year, NGAUS will be seeking a digital image of each recipient to improve the awards ceremonies at the conference.
Nominations for the Army Guard and Air Guard unit awards presented at the conference must be submitted through the National Guard Bureau. These awards have different submission procedures and deadlines.
— By Rich Arnold