Retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson has served as NGAUS president since March 13, 2017.
He came to NGAUS after serving eight years as executive director of the National Guard Association of Mississippi, the nation’s largest state Guard association with more than 2,500 members. He simultaneously served on the NGAUS board of directors as vice chair-Army from 2014 to 2016.
Robinson has more than 33 years in uniform, much of it while holding a series of full-time sales and marketing positions in the private sector, all of it in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He spent time in every duty status available in the National Guard: Traditional part time, as a state employee, federal technician and in the active Guard and Reserve.
He began his career in 1983 as an enlisted soldier, earning his commission as second lieutenant through the ROTC program at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1985. He retired in 2016 as assistant adjutant general of Mississippi-Army.