Friday, May 25, 2007

NGAUS History: 25 May 2007

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Washington in 1933, he brought a promise to sweep away the cobwebs of tradition and routine and do what was best for the country.

The Department of the Army, at the urging of NGAUS, quickly felt the bristles of the president's broom. NGAUS lobbied for legislation that would more clearly define the Guard's role in the nation's defense and eliminate the muddle caused whenever the Guard was required for federal service.

Because of NGAUS efforts, Congress passed legislation in 1933 that made the Guard a federally recognized reserve component of the U.S. Army.

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