Standing Committees

Committee on Audit  

1. The Committee on Audit shall consist of at least three independent Board members for staggered terms of three years each, and is composed of the best qualified members with a financial auditing background, and a Board chairperson appointed at large.
2. The Committee on Audit shall:

a. Approve selection of independent auditors and scope of audit services.
b. Consider auditor comments on internal control weaknesses and management’s response.
c. Meet with independent auditors and discuss matters of concern relating to financial statements or results of audit. (Management should be excluded from this meeting.) The auditors are required by generally accepted auditing standards to provide the audit committee certain required communications.
d. Review internal accounting procedure and controls, including internal reporting process and assessment of fraud risk.
e. Perform those audit oversight functions as directed by the President or the Board and report on the results of all work to the Board.

Committee on Awards

1. The Committee on Awards shall consist of a chairman and four members appointed for terms of three years each, and which is composed of:

a. Two ARNG and two ANG members at large.
b. Appointments made to fill vacancies created other than by end of tenure shall be from the same component as the member vacating the position and only to fill the un-expired term.

2. The Committee on Awards shall:

a. Review nominations and make recommendations on selections to the Board for the awards presented by the NGAGA.
b. And the following NGAUS awards:

i. Harry S Truman Award for Distinguished Service in Support of National Defense.
ii. Distinguished Service Medal
iii. The Valley Forge Cross for Heroism
iv. Meritorious Service Award
v. The Charles Dick Medal of Merit
vi. The Patrick Henry Citation
vii. Garde Nationale Trophy
viii. The Montgomery Award

3. Periodically review the Association Awards program for adequacy and administrative effectiveness.
4. Develop and recommend to the Board changes to the NGAGA Awards Program.

Committee on By-Laws

1. The Committee on By-Laws shall consist of seven members appointed for terms of three years each and is composed of:
2. Two ARNG members and one ANG member from the members at large.
3. One member selected without regard to service or who shall serve as chairman.
4. Appointments made to fill vacancies created other than by end of tenure shall be from the same component as the member vacating the position, and only to fill the unexpired term.
5. Initial appointments will be staggered for one, two, and three year periods to effect the appointment of two new members each year.
6. The Committee on By-Laws shall:

a. Annually review the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws for any revisions, amendments or modifications that may be desired and recommend adoption by the Board.
b. Develop and present to the Board answers to questions submitted to the Committee for interpretation of the meaning and the effect of the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws.
c. Assist the Parliamentarian at each General Cin properly conducting the business sessions.

Committee on Company Grade Issues

1. The Committee on Company Grade Issues shall consist of seven members appointed for two years and is composed of:

a. The ARNG and ANG Company Grade Representatives to the Board, one of which shall serve as Chairman.
b. Company Grade Representatives from each of the three ARNG and ANG MACOM’s.
c. Appointments made to fill vacancies created other than by end of tenure shall be from the same component as member vacating the position, and only to fill the unexpired term.

2. The Committee on Company Grade Issues shall:

a. Assess the vitality of the Company Grade corps in the Association.
b. Develop and review plans, programs and strategies of present and future Company Grade issues for referral to the Board.
c. Maintain a list of Company Grade point-of-contacts within their MACOM’s and communicate to them current issues.
d. Report annually to the General Conference.

Committee on Finance

1. The Committee on Finance shall consist of seven members for terms of three years each and is composed of:

a. The best qualified members with a financial background from the Membership at Large.
b. One member selected who shall serve as chairman.
c. The Treasurer of the Association as an ex-officio member.

2. The Committee on Finance shall:

a. Review the annual budget of the Association as developed by the Executive Director, revise, amend or modify it as desired and recommend its adoption by the Board.
b. Develop and recommend to the Board fiscal policies for the Association.

Committee on Membership

1. The Committee on Membership shall consist of seven members for terms of three years each and is composed of:

a. One member who shall serve as chairman.
b. Appointments made to fill vacancies created other than end of tenure shall be from the same component as the member vacating the position, and only to fill the unexpired term.

2. The Committee on Membership shall:

a. Assess the vitality of the Association membership program.
b. Develop and review plans, programs and strategies for future membership initiative for referral to the Board.
c. Review all programs for associate and corporate membership submitted to the Board for appropriateness and submit a recommendation to the Board.

Committee on Warrant Officer Issues

1. The Committee on Warrant Officer Issues shall consist of three members for terms of two years and is composed of:

a. The Warrant Officer Representative to the Board.
b. Appointments made to fill vacancies created other than by end of tenure shall be only to fill the unexpired term.

2. The Committee on Warrant Officer Issues shall:

a. Assess the vitality of the Warrant Officer Corps in the Association.
b. Develop and review plans, programs and strategies of present and future Warrant Officer issues for the Board.
c. Maintain a list of Warrant Officer points-of-contact within the State and communicate current issues.
d. Report annually to the General Conference.

Committee on Public Relations and Publicity

The Committee on Public Relations and Publicity shall advise the Board of Directors and members of the Association on ways to improve the public's awareness of the functions and contributions of the National Guard.

Committee on NGAGA Insurance

1. The NGAGA Insurance Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, who shall chair the committee, and four additional members elected by the Board of Directors for staggered three year terms.
2. This committee shall serve as the Officer's Association Trustees on the NGAGA Insurance Trust effective their first meeting after 1 July each year. Trustee vacancies will be filled by election of the Board of Directors within 6 months of the occurrence of the vacancy.
3. It shall be the duty of this committee to recommend way to promote and sustain participation in the NGAGA Group Insurance Program.
4. The Committee shall have the Insurance Trust Administrator present the status of the Insurance Program to the members at the General Conference.

General Conference Committees

Committee on Credentials and Rules

1. The Committee on Credentials and Rules consists of not more than five members of the Board of the Association to serve during the General Conference.
2. The Committee on Credentials and Rules shall:

a. Subject to an appeal to the General Conference concerned, rule as needed on the credentials of each voting member to a General Conference of the Association.
b.
Cause each member of the voting body of a General Conference of the Association to be provided with appropriate identification.
c.
Render a report to each General Conference of the Association, consisting of:

i. A list of the members of the voting body.
ii. A list of the ex-officio members of the conference concerned.
iii. A recommendation concerning any special rules to be adopted by the conference concerned.

Committee on Nominations

1. The Committee on Nominations shall consist of a chairman and two additional members.
2. The Committee on Nominations shall:

a. Not later than thirty days prior to the General Conference, prepare a slate of nominations consisting of the names of one eligible member of the Association for each office to be filled by the General Conference.
b. Convene on the first day of a General Conference which is required to elect officers of the Association and have placed in nomination the names of those members seeking officer positions.
c. Prepare a slate of nominations for any vacancies on the Board required to be filled by the General Conference, consisting of the names of members of the Association referred to it by the Board.

Committee on Resolutions

1. The Committee on Resolutions shall consist of the President Elect as chairman, one Army National Guard delegate and one Air National Guard delegate, designated by the President of the State Association with the concurrence of the Board of Directors to serve during a General Conference of the Association.
2. The Committee on Resolutions shall:

a. Consider each resolution referred thereto and may revise, amend or modify it as desired.
b. Recommend that each resolution be adopted, rejected or withdrawn by the sponsoring state or states.

3. The Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions shall:

a. Appoint the Army National Guard members of the Committee as a subcommittee to consider and report on resolutions pertaining to the Army National Guard.
b. Appoint the Air National Guard members of the Committee as a subcommittee to consider and report on resolutions pertaining to the Air National Guard.
c. Designate the chairperson of each subcommittee.
d. Convene the full committee to consider and act on the report of each subcommittee and consider and act on resolutions which pertain to both the Army and Air National Guard.
e. Report to the conference those resolutions which the Committee recommends for adoptio