The Adjutants General will break out into committees to discuss and make decisions on the direction of the National Guard in the following areas:
•Force Structure/Modernization Air
•Force Structure/Modernization Army
•Homeland Defense/Homeland Security
The representatives attending the conference lead the mission of the National Guard, which represents the 11th largest army in the world, the 5th largest Air Force, 38% of the total U.S. Military Force Structure, and more than 458,000 personnel serving in 3,600 communities throughout the country.
The National Guard has provided this country's Homeland Defense for over 375 years. The Guard has been a part of every war our nation has fought, and is at the forefront during State emergencies and disasters.
The Adjutants General Association of the United States (AGAUS) is made up of the 54 Adjutants General of the sovereign States, Territories, and the District of Columbia. Each Adjutant General is the senior military official in his or her State, Territory, or District.