The Garde Nationale Trophy, first presented in 1989, recognizes significant achievement of members of the National Guard in their civilian endeavors. It is so named to honor the Marquis de Lafayette and the roots of the National Guard name. The Garde Nationale Trophy may recognize achievements in medicine, science, art, industry, etc. An individual must have distinguished him or herself with a significant accomplishment in their civilian endeavor that generated recognition by their civilian peers and made a significant contribution to their particular field.
Any member of the National Guard.
A lead crystal, European style trophy cup, with the Concord Minuteman on the front and the NGAUS logo etched on the back. The crystal cup is mounted on a walnut base.
An individual must have distinguished him or herself with a significant accomplishment in their civilian endeavor that generated recognition by their civilian peers. The accomplishment made a significant contribution to the particular field.
Nomination and Selection Procedures
Any member of the Awards Committee, the Board of Directors or an elected officer of NGAUS, state association Presidents or Adjutants General may nominate an individual to receive this award. An individual may not receive more than one Garde Nationale Trophy. More than one award may be given in a calendar year.