The Adjutants General Association of the United States, or AGAUS, is committed to a central leadership role in promoting and supporting adequate state and national security; in promoting the efficiency of the Army and Air National Guards of the respective states, territories, and District of Columbia (referred to collectively as the “States”, the “National Guard”, the “Guard”, or “NG”) and of the Army and Air National Guard of the United States (referred to collectively as the “National Guard of the United States” or “NGUS”); and in facilitating and improving the administration of the foregoing National Guard and NGUS affairs through the agencies of the Department of Defense and the several states.
To that end, AGAUS must insure the National Guard and the National Guard of the United States are organized, equipped, and postured to fulfill their responsibilities across the full spectrum of operations inherent in the National Military Strategy (NMS) and the constitutions of the United States, the various sovereign states, and U.S. territories.
That spectrum of operations requires land and air forces capable of working in state, federal, joint, combined, and multinational roles for a variety of missions extending from state emergencies and humanitarian assistance to peacekeeping and peacemaking to major theater wars, including conflicts involving the potential use of weapons of mass destruction, at home and abroad.
The National Guard of the United States will augment and compliment our active components' response and dominance at every point on the spectrum of federal military missions.
Upon request of the governor, and as necessary and appropriate, active components and other federal executive agencies will also augment and compliment the National Guard response and dominance at appropriate points on the spectrum of state military missions.