The 2024 NGAUS Conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan, Aug 23-26, 2024. 

Registration is now open for the NGAUS Conference, click this link to register.

Below is tentative information from the Conference planning team:

OVERVIEW The NGAUS General Conference is the Association’s annual business meeting. Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gather to network, set their legislative agenda and hear from America’s civilian and military leaders. Family members, industry representatives and local officials also attend.

REGISTRATION Registration fee for all military members will be paid by INGOA. NGUAS will pay the registration fees for 01-03’s and WO1-CW2 and one guest.

SOCIAL EVENTS Primary social events include the Governor’s Reception, Hospitality Night and States Dinner. Other events include golf tournaments, 5K Fun Run, mixers and luncheons.

146th General Conference & Exhibition Information video


Comments from past attendees to NGAUS conferences:

I was extremely honored to have been sponsored by INGOA to attend such an event. The grant process was very easy and straight forward as instructions were outlined on the website (INGOA). My company commander constantly promotes soldiers to join INGOA, now, I do understand the reason behind this opportunity

OPD Sessions. This was wonderful event; I was able to meet lots of fellow company grade officers from other parts of the Country. The opportunity to be in the same room with Chief of Staff for the Army, Chief of Staff of the National Guard, Chief of Staff of the Airforce, and the Director of the National Guard was the highlight of my Army career. I never in million years thought I would come in close contact with some of the top military leaders in our country. They all have similar messages on officer development and how to overcome adversity in this world. It was breathtaking to know that our peers from neighboring States experience similar situation and roadblocks. To hear what the National Guard Bureau is doing at its level to support Soldiers is mind blowing and I wouldn’t have known if it wasn’t for this session.

Business sessions. I did enjoy how these were all formal and to see all 54 states and territories in the opening roll call was amazing. The band and concert were great as they played music from most genre. To have the chief of Army speak and answer questions in real time was great experience. His message was simple; Joint operations, how we can maintain standards to accomplish the mission rather than lowering standards and failure of our mission. I like the fact that he is not interested in lowering standards but willing to assist motivated Soldiers to achieve their goals but meeting the standards set forth by the Army. The presentation of awards to people was a great highlight and that exemplifies how hard work and dedication can be a rewarded.

States Dinner. Hosting a formal dinner in an informal environment was nothing that I have experienced in my career, however, I liked it as it created a relax environment for everyone involved. I enjoyed seeing others in their team spirit and motivation towards peers in same teams. Regardless of the environment, the message was still clear and concise “Joint operation among members of the uniform services”.






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