National Guard


The Association exists as the only organization solely dedicated to advocating for the Rhode Island National Guard community on Smith and Capitol Hill in order to ensure that Soldiers have the proper resources and benefits to fight and defend our nation.

As a Leader in the National Guard, NGARI is YOUR voice in the legislative debate. The association represents your insight and practitioner knowledge of what our needs are, and advocates for those needs in visits with our state and federal leaders. Through a unified message, we argue for the right resources and benefits for our personnel to sustain our State and National military strength.


Nominations for NGARI Officers and Executive Committee positions will be due March 1st.

Nominations may also be received from the floor at the NGARI Conference Business meeting.

The following positions will be voted on at the NGARI Business Meeting in April:

On even numbered years, Second Vice President (Air), Secretary (2 year term)
On odd numbered years, Second Vice President (Army), Treasurer (2 year term)

Executive Council
The Executive Council of the Association will include the Officers of the Association;

President; First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President.

The Council will also contain two Retired Officers (Army and Air), two Company Grade Officers (Army and Air), and an Officer At Large.

Second Vice President 
The person who serves in this position will serve one year as Second Vice President, one year as First Vice President and then become the President for a year. The following year they will serve as Immediate Past President.

Appointed Executive Committee positions: 
The incoming President will also be appointing two Retired Officers (Army and Air), two Company Grade Officers (Army and Air), and an Officer At Large. If you are interested in serving in one of these positions, you should contact our Executive Director.

NGARI is also seeking members to serve on the various Committees. If interested in finding a full explanation of the responsibility of each committee, please review the Committees listed on the “Other Committees” page.

If you would like to participate in your Association, please contact a member of the Executive Committee or contact our Executive Director and someone will contact you about serving on a Standing Committee.

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