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Officer Professional Development


    National Capital Summit

The fly-in 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 two National 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. This year's dates will be July 8-10 and July 29-31. See a recap of the July visits below...


     NGAUS Conference

The other is the OPD program at the annual conference. 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. Learn more here.

This year, the figure is more than $444,000 total 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.

NGB authorized a similar amount for E-6s and below to attend the conference of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.

NGAUS OPD Programs

The fly-in to Washington, D.C., is one of two officer professional-development programs NGAUS currently offers Army and Air National Guard company-grade officers.

The other is the OPD program at the annual conference. 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.

This year, the figure is about $300,000 total 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.

NGB has authorized a similar amount for E-6s and below to attend the conference of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. The event is in New Orleans, Aug. 21–24.

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NGAUS Hosts Company Grades in Nation's Capital (July 10, 2018)
About 40 National Guard company-grade officers from across the nation today wrapped up the first of two officer-professional development visits to Washington, D.C., this year. [Read more]

NGAUS Welcomes Company-grade Officers to D.C. (Aug. 8, 2017)
More than 50 National Guard company-grade officers from across the nation today wrapped up the first of two officer-professional development visits to Washington, D.C., this year. [Read more]


NGAUS Hosts Officers in Nation's Capital (Aug. 9, 2016)
For the second time in three weeks, about 50 company-grade officers were given access to National Guard leadership as part of the NGAUS-funded officer-professional development trip to Washington, D.C. [Read more]

Guard Officers Visit DC in NGAUS Program (July 19, 2016)
Fifty-four National Guard company-grade officers from across the nation concluded the first NGAUS officer-professional development visit to Washington, D.C., with a tour of the Pentagon today. [Read more]