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NGAUS to Host Company Grades in DC
NGAUS will sponsor visits to the nation's capital this year for two National Guard company-grade officers and some warrant officers from each of the states, territories and the District of Columbia. The purpose of this professional development program is to expose young officers to the legislative process and provide an inside look at the Defense Department.
The program is open to all company-grade officers in the Guard, including warrant officers 1 and warrant officers 2.
"The young officers in the National Guard represent the force's future," said retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president. "We think it is important that they see up close the government they serve. We look forward to these visits as much as we hope the successful applicants will."
Two separate visits, which will include two nights in a hotel in Arlington, Va., will be required to accommodate everyone. They will take place July 17-19 and Aug. 7-9. NGAUS will pay for transportation, lodging and meals.
The officers will visit the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters, for a tour of the museum and briefings on the association's efforts on Capitol Hill and current legislation important to Guardsmen and their families.
They will also tour the Capitol and the Pentagon, meet congressional staffers and Defense Department officials, and have a barbecue dinner at the residence of Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
Applications are due April 1 and must be made through state and territory National Guard associations, which will select the successful applicants.
Further information is available from your state association.