Army National Guard
The Army National Guard (ARNG), in conjunction with the Air National Guard, is a militia force and a federal military reserve force of the United States. They are simultaneously part of two different organizations, the Army National Guard of the several states, territories and the District of Columbia (also referred to as the Militia of the United States), and the Army National Guard of the United States. The Army National Guard is divided into subordinate units stationed in each of the 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia, and operates under their respective governors.
|Army National Guard|
Seal of the Army National Guard
As state-funded militia under various names: 1636–1903|
As federal reserve forces called the Army National Guard: 1903–present
|Size||343,000 (authorized end strength for Fiscal Year 2018)|
United States Army|
National Guard of the United States
Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall|
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
|Nickname(s)||Army Guard, The Guard|
|Anniversaries||13 December 1636 (founding)|
|Director of the Army National Guard||LTG Timothy J. Kadavy|
|Chief, National Guard Bureau||Gen Joseph L. Lengyel|
The foundation for what became the Army National Guard occurred in the city of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, the first time that a regiment of militia drilled for the common defense of a multi-community area.
The Army National Guard as currently authorized and organized operates under Title 10 of the United States Code when under federal control, and Title 32 of the United States Code and applicable state laws when under state control. The Army National Guard may be called up for active duty by the state or territorial governors to help respond to domestic emergencies and disasters, such as those caused by hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes, as well as civil disorder. The District of Columbia Army National Guard is a federal militia, controlled by the President of the United States with authority delegated to the Secretary of Defense, and through him to the Secretary of the Army.
Members or units of the Army National Guard may be ordered, temporarily or indefinitely, into the service of the United States. If mobilized for federal service, the member or unit becomes part of the Army National Guard of the United States, which is a reserve component of the United States Army. Individuals volunteering for active federal service may do so subject to the consent of their governors. Governors generally cannot veto involuntary activations of individuals or units for federal service, either for training or national emergency. (See Perpich v. Department of Defense.)
The President may also call up members and units of the Army National Guard, in its status as the militia of the several states, to repel invasion, suppress rebellion, or enforce federal laws. The Army National Guard of the United States is one of two organizations administered by the National Guard Bureau, the other being the Air National Guard of the United States. The Director of the Army National Guard is the head of the organization, and reports to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. Because the Army National Guard is both the militia of the several states and a federal reserve component of the Army, neither the Chief of the National Guard Bureau nor the Director of the Army National Guard "commands" it. This function is performed in each state or territory by the State Adjutant General, and in the District of Columbia by the Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard when a unit is in its militia status. The Chief of the National Guard Bureau and the Director of the Army National Guard serve as the channel of communications between the Department of the Army and the Army National Guard in each state and territory, and administer federal programs, policies, and resources for the National Guard.
The Army National Guard's portion of the president's proposed federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 is approximately $16.2 billion to support an end strength of 343,000, including appropriations for personnel pay and allowance, facilities maintenance, construction, equipment maintenance and other activities.
Presidents who served in Army National GuardEdit
Of the 45 individuals to serve as President of the United States as of 2017, 33 had military experience. Of those 33, 21 served in the militia or Army National Guard.
- George Washington, commissioned a Major in the Virginia Militia in 1753. He attained the rank of colonel before resigning his commission at the end of the French and Indian War.
- Thomas Jefferson, colonel and commander of the Albemarle County Militia at the start of the American Revolution
- James Madison, colonel in the Orange County Militia at the start of the American Revolution and aide to his father, James Madison, Sr., who was the commander.
- James Monroe, served in the militia while attending the College of William and Mary. After being wounded at the Battle of Trenton while serving in the Continental Army, he returned to Virginia to recruit and lead a regiment as a militia lieutenant colonel, but the regiment was never raised. In 1780 the British invaded Richmond, Virginia, and Jefferson commissioned Monroe as a colonel to command the militia raised in response and act as liaison to the Continental Army in North Carolina.
- Andrew Jackson, commander of the Tennessee Militia as a Major General prior to the War of 1812.
- William Henry Harrison, commander of Indiana Territory's militia and Major General of the Kentucky Militia at the start of the War of 1812.
- John Tyler, commanded a company called the Charles City Rifles, part of Virginia's 52nd Regiment, in the War of 1812.
- James Polk, joined the Tennessee Militia as a captain in a cavalry regiment in 1821. He was subsequently appointed a colonel on the staff of Governor William Carroll.
- Millard Fillmore, served as inspector of New York's 47th Brigade with the rank of major. Commanded the Union Continentals, a militia unit raised to perform local service in Buffalo, New York, during the American Civil War.
- Franklin Pierce, appointed aide de camp to Governor Samuel Dinsmoor in 1831. He remained in the militia until 1847 and attained the rank of colonel before becoming a brigadier general in the Army during the Mexican–American War.
- James Buchanan, a member of the Pennsylvania Militia. His dragoon unit took part in the defense of Baltimore, Maryland, during the War of 1812.
- Abraham Lincoln, served in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War. He commanded a company in the 4th Illinois Regiment with the rank of captain from April to May, 1832. He was a private in Captain Alexander White's Company from May to June, 1832. He served as a private in Captain Jacob Earley's company from June to July, 1832.
- Andrew Johnson, served in the Tennessee Militia in the 1830s, and attained the rank of colonel. During the American Civil War he remained loyal to the Union and was appointed Military Governor of Tennessee with the rank of brigadier general.
- Ulysses S. Grant, having left the Army as a captain, at the start of the Civil War he served in the Illinois Militia as aide de camp and mustering officer for Governor Richard Yates. He held these positions until being appointed commander of the 21st Illinois Infantry, which set him on the path to becoming a general and commander of all Union armies.
- Rutherford B. Hayes, joined a militia company in 1846 intending to fight in the Mexican–American War, but resigned because of ill health. Enlisted as a private in a Cincinnati militia company at the start of the Civil War in 1861, and was elected commander with the rank of captain. He was subsequently appointed a major in the 23rd Ohio Infantry, and ended the war as a brigade commander and brevet Major General.
- James A. Garfield, commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the Ohio Militia in 1861, he took part in recruiting and training the 42nd Ohio Infantry Regiment, which he commanded as a colonel. He later served as Chief of Staff for the Army of the Cumberland and received promotion to Major General.
- Chester A. Arthur, became a member of the New York Militia soon after becoming a lawyer. During the Civil War he served on the staff of Governor Edwin D. Morgan as Quartermaster General with the rank of brigadier general. He later served as Morgan's inspector general, responsible for visiting New York's front line units, assessing conditions and recommending improvements.
- Benjamin Harrison, commissioned in the Indiana Militia by Governor Oliver P. Morton to recruit a regiment during the Civil War, he was subsequently appointed a second lieutenant and captain in and then colonel and commander of the 70th Indiana Infantry Regiment. He received the brevet of brigadier general as a commendation of his service, and later commanded a brigade. He also enrolled in the militia again during labor unrest in Indianapolis in 1877.
- William McKinley, joined a volunteer militia company called the Poland Guards at the start of the Civil War. The company was subsequently mustered in as part of the 23rd Ohio Infantry, the same regiment in which President Hayes served. McKinley ended the war as a major and chief of staff for division commander Samuel S. Carroll.
- Theodore Roosevelt, commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 8th New York Infantry Regiment in 1884, he served until 1888 and attained the rank of captain. During the Spanish–American War he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, which he later commanded as a colonel. In 2001 a review of his war record led to a posthumous award of the Medal of Honor.
- Harry S. Truman, served in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1905 to 1911, rising to the rank of corporal. During World War I he rejoined and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 2nd Missouri Field Artillery. This regiment was federalized as the 129th Field Artillery, and Truman commanded Battery D as a captain. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel in 1953.
Upon the creation of the United States Air Force in 1948, which included the Air National Guard, the National Guard Bureau was organized into two divisions, Army and Air, each headed by a major general who reported to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. Each Director's position was later upgraded to a lieutenant general's assignment. The Army National Guard is also authorized a deputy director. Originally a brigadier general, the post was later upgraded to major general. Individuals who served as director or deputy director and subsequently served as NGB Chief include: Fleming; McGowan; Greenlief; Weber; Temple; Rees (acting); and Grass.
The Director of the Army National Guard oversees a staff which aids in planning and day-to-day organization and management. In addition to a chief of staff, the Director's staff includes several special staff members, including a chaplain and protocol and awards specialists. It also includes a primary staff, which is organized as directorates, divisions, and branches. The directorates of the Army National Guard staff are arranged along the lines of a typical American military staff: G-1 for personnel; G-2 for intelligence; G-3 for plans, operations and training; G-4 for logistics; G-5 for strategic plans, policy and communications; G-6 for communications; and G-8 for budgets and financial management.
The following is a list of the Directors of the Army National Guard since the creation of the position:
- MG Raymond H. Fleming, 1948–1950
- MG William H. Abendroth, 1951–1955
- MG Donald W. McGowan, 1955–1959
- MG Clayton P. Kerr, 1959–1962
- BG Francis S. Greenlief, 1962–1963
- BG Charles L. Southward, 1964–1967
- BG Leonard C. Ward, 1968–1970
- MG Francis S. Greenlief, 1970–1971
- MG La Vern E. Weber, 1971–1974
- MG Charles A. Ott, Jr., 1974–1978
- MG Emmett H. Walker, Jr., 1978–1982
- MG Herbert R. Temple, Jr., 1982–1986
- MG Donald Burdick, 1986–1991
- MG Raymond F. Rees, 1991–1992
- MG John R. D'Araujo, Jr., 1993–1995
- MG William A. Navas, Jr., 1995–1998
- LTG Roger C. Schultz, 1998–2005
- LTG Clyde A. Vaughn, 2005–2009
- MG Raymond W. Carpenter (Acting), 2009–2011
- LTG William E. Ingram, Jr., 2011–2014
- MG Judd H. Lyons (Acting), 2014–2015
- LTG Timothy J. Kadavy, 2015–present
The individuals who have served as Deputy Director since 1970 are:
- BG Leonard C. Ward, 1970–1972
- BG Joseph R. Jelinek, 1973–1976
- BG Emmett H. Walker, Jr., 1977
- BG Herbert R. Temple, Jr., 1978–1981
- BG Richard D. Dean, 1982–1986
- BG William A. Navas, Jr., 1987–1990
- BG John R. D'Araujo, Jr., 1990–1993
- BG William C. Bilo, 1993–1997
- BG Michael J. Squier, 1998–2002
- BG Clyde A. Vaughn, 2002–2003
- MG Frank J. Grass, 2004–2006
- MG James W. Nuttall, 2006–2009
- MG Raymond W. Carpenter, 2009
- MG Timothy J. Kadavy, 2009–2013
- BG Walter E. Fountain (Acting), 2013
- MG Judd H. Lyons, 2013–2014
- BG Walter E. Fountain (Acting), 2014–2015
- MG Judd H. Lyons, 2015
- BG Walter E. Fountain (Acting), 2015
- BG Timothy J. Wojtecki (Acting), 2015
- MG Timothy M. McKeithen, 2015 – present
Units and formationsEdit
Deployable Army units are organized as table of organization and equipment (TOE) or modified table of organization (MTOE) organizations. Non-deployable units, such as a state's joint force headquarters or regional training institute are administered as table of distribution and allowance (TDA) units.
- 46th Military Police Command (MI ARNG)
- 66th Theater Aviation Command (WA ARNG)
- 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (AL ARNG)
- 167th Sustainment Command (Theater) (AL ARNG)
- 184th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (MS ARNG)
- 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (SC ARNG)
In addition to many deployable units which are non-divisional, the Army National Guard's deployable units include eight Infantry divisions. These divisions, their subordinate brigades or brigades with which the divisions have a training oversight relationship, and the states represented by the largest units include:
- 28th Infantry Division (PA ARNG)
- 29th Infantry Division (VA ARNG)
- 34th Infantry Division (MN ARNG)
- 35th Infantry Division (KS ARNG)
- 36th Infantry Division (TX ARNG)
- 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Regular Army) (formerly of the 10th Mountain Division)
- 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (TX ARNG)
- 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (TX ARNG)
- 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team (MS ARNG)
- 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (LA ARNG)
- 36th Combat Aviation Brigade (TX ARNG)
- 38th Infantry Division (IN ARNG)
- 40th Infantry Division (CA ARNG)
- 42nd Infantry Division (NY ARNG)
Multifunctional Support BrigadesEdit
The Army National Guard fields 37 multifunctional support brigades.
Maneuver Enhancement BrigadesEdit
- 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MA ARNG)
- 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (PA ARNG)
- 67th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (NE ARNG)
- 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MO ARNG)
- 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (NC ARNG)
- 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (TX ARNG)
- 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (ND ARNG)
- 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (KY ARNG)
- 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (WI ARNG)
- 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (AZ ARNG)
- 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (SD ARNG)
- 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (UT ARNG)
- 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (SC ARNG)
- 226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (AL ARNG)
- 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (IL ARNG)
- 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (GA ARNG)
Field Artillery BrigadesEdit
- 45th Field Artillery Brigade (OK ARNG)
- 65th Field Artillery Brigade (UT ARNG)
- 115th Field Artillery Brigade (WY ARNG)
- 130th Field Artillery Brigade (KS ARNG)
- 138th Field Artillery Brigade (KY ARNG)
- 142nd Field Artillery Brigade (AR ARNG)
- 169th Field Artillery Brigade (CO ARNG)
- 197th Field Artillery Brigade (NH ARNG)
- 17th Sustainment Brigade (NV ARNG)
- 36th Sustainment Brigade (TX ARNG)
- 38th Sustainment Brigade (IN ARNG)
- 108th Sustainment Brigade (IL ARNG)
- 111th Sustainment Brigade (NM ARNG)
- 113th Sustainment Brigade (NC ARNG)
- 224th Sustainment Brigade (CA ARNG)
- 230th Sustainment Brigade (TN ARNG)
- 369th Sustainment Brigade (NY ARNG)
- 371st Sustainment Brigade (OH ARNG)
Military Intelligence BrigadesEdit
- 58th Military Intelligence Brigade (Expeditionary) (MD ARNG)
- 71st Military Intelligence Brigade (Expeditionary) (TX ARNG)
- 300th Military Intelligence Brigade (Linguist) (UT ARNG)
Functional Support Brigades & GroupsEdit
- 16th Engineer Brigade (OH ARNG)
- 35th Engineer Brigade (MO ARNG)
- 111th Engineer Brigade (WV ARNG)
- 168th Engineer Brigade (MS ARNG)
- 176th Engineer Brigade (TX ARNG)
- 194th Engineer Brigade (TN ARNG)
- 219th Engineer Brigade (IN ARNG)
- 225th Engineer Brigade (LA ARNG)
Air Defense Artillery BrigadesEdit
- 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (FL ARNG)
- 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (OH ARNG)
- 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (SC ARNG)
Military Police BrigadesEdit
- 43rd Military Police Brigade (RI ARNG)
- 49th Military Police Brigade (CA ARNG
- 92nd Military Police Brigade (PR ARNG
- 177th Military Police Brigade (MI ARNG)
Theater Aviation BrigadesEdit
- 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade (KY ARNG)
- 77th Theater Aviation Brigade (AR ARNG)
- 185th Theater Aviation Brigade (MS ARNG)
- 449th Theater Aviation Brigade (NC ARNG)
- 19th Special Forces Group (UT ARNG)
- 20th Special Forces Group (AL ARNG)
- 111th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (AL ARNG)
- 56th Theater Information Operations Group (WA ARNG)
- 71st Theater Information Operations Group (TX ARNG)
- 204th Theater Airfield Operations Group (LA ARNG)
- 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (MD ARNG)
- 1106th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (CA ARNG)
- 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (MO ARNG)
- 1108th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (MS ARNG)
- 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (CT ARNG)
- 42nd Regional Support Group (NJ ARNG)
- 50th Regional Support Group (FL ARNG)
- 109th Regional Support Group (SD ARNG)
- 115th Regional Support Group (CA ARNG)
- 120th Regional Support Group (ME ARNG)
- 139th Regional Support Group (LA ARNG)
- 143rd Regional Support Group (CT ARNG)
- 151st Regional Support Group (MA ARNG)
- 191st Regional Support Group (PR ARNG)
- 198th Regional Support Group (AZ ARNG)
- 201st Regional Support Group (GA ARNG)
- 213th Regional Support Group (PA ARNG)
- 272nd Regional Support Group (MI ARNG)
- 297th Regional Support Group (AK ARNG)
- 329th Regional Support Group (VA ARNG)
- 347th Regional Support Group (MN ARNG)
- 635th Regional Support Group (KS ARNG)
- 734th Regional Support Group (IA ARNG)
- 1889th Regional Support Group (MT ARNG)
Regular Army – Army National Guard PartnershipEdit
In 2016, the Army and the Army National Guard began a training and readiness initiative that aligned some Army brigades with National Guard division headquarters, and some National Guard brigades with Army division headquarters. Among others, this program included the National Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team becoming affiliated with the Army's 10th Mountain Division and the National Guard's 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment affiliating with the Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. In addition, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division began an affiliation with the National Guard's 36th Infantry Division.
- 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (GA ARNG), associated with 3rd Infantry Division
- 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team (WA ARNG), associated with 7th Infantry Division
- 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (VT ARNG), associated with 10th Mountain Division
- 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment (TX ARNG), associated with 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
- 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment (IN ARNG), associated with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
- 840th Engineer Company (TX ARNG), associated with 36th Engineer Brigade
- 249th Transportation Company (TX ARNG), associated with 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade
- 1176th Transportation Company (TN ARNG), associated with 101st Sustainment Brigade
- 1245th Transportation Company (OK ARNG), associated with 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade
- 2123rd Transportation Company (KY ARNG), associated with 101st Sustainment Brigade
In addition, United States Army Reserve units participating in the program include:
- 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, associated with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
- 824th Quartermaster Company, associated with 82nd Sustainment Brigade.
Army units partnering with Army National Guard headquarters include:
The Army and Air National Guard in each state are headed by the State Adjutant General. The Adjutant General (TAG) is the de facto commander of a state's military forces, and reports to the state governor.
Legacy units and formationsEdit
Several units have been affected by Army National Guard reorganizations. Some have been renamed or inactivated. Some have had subordinate units reallocated to other commands. A partial list of inactivated major units includes:
- 26th Infantry Division, inactivated 1 September 1993.
- 27th Infantry Division, reorganized as 27th Armored Division, 1 February 1955. (See below.)
- 27th Armored Division, inactivated 1 February 1968.
- 30th Armored Division, inactivated 1 December 1973. (See below.)
- 30th Infantry Division, inactivated 4 January 1974.
- 31st Infantry Division, inactivated 14 January 1968. Units allocated to 30th Armored Division.
- 32nd Infantry Division, inactivated 1 December 1967.
- 33rd Infantry Division, inactivated 1 February 1968.
- 37th Infantry Division, inactivated 15 February 1968.
- 39th Infantry Division, inactivated 1 December 1967.
- 40th Armored Division, inactivated 29 January 1968.
- 41st Infantry Division, inactivated 1 January 1968.
- 43rd Infantry Division, inactivated 16 December 1967.
- 44th Infantry Division, inactivated 10 October 1954.
- 45th Infantry Division, inactivated 1 February 1968.
- 46th Infantry Division, inactivated 1 February 1968.
- 47th Infantry Division, inactivated 10 February 1991.
- 48th Armored Division, inactivated 29 January 1968.
- 49th Armored Division, inactivated 1 May 2004; reflagged as the 36th Infantry Division.
- 50th Armored Division, inactivated 1 September 1993.
- Pub.L. 115–91 §411, As of 12 Missing required parameter 1=month! 2017[update]
- Military Reserves Federal Call Up Authority
- "Salem, Mass., declared National Guard's birthplace". Boston Globe. Boston, MA. Associated Press. August 19, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
- National Archives and Records Administration, Executive Order 11485—Supervision and control of the National Guard of the District of Columbia, 1 October 1969
- 10 USC 12211. Officers: Army National Guard of the United States
- 10 USC 12107. Army National Guard of United States; Air National Guard of the United States: enlistment in
- 32 USC 101. Definitions (NATIONAL GUARD)
- 10 USC 12401. Army and Air National Guard of the United States: status
- 10 USC 10105. Army National Guard of the United States: composition
- North Atlantic Treaty organization, Fact Sheet, National Reserve Forces Status: United States of America, 2006, page 1
- National Guard Bureau, Today in Guard History (June), 11 June 1990, 2013
- 10 USC 12406. National Guard in Federal service: call
- Cornell University, legal Information Institute, 10 USC § 10503 – Functions of National Guard Bureau: Charter, accessed 20 June 2013
- Matthews, William (July 1, 2017). "Busting The Caps". National Guard. Arlington, VA.
- Mark Lardas (2011). George Washington. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-84908-881-7.
- Aaron Bancroft (1855). The Life of George Washington ... Phillips, Sampson. p. 39.
- Fawn McKay Brodie (1974). Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. W.W. Norton & Company. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-393-31752-7.
- Ralph Louis Ketcham (1990). James Madison: A Biography. University of Virginia Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-8139-1265-3.
- Michael Teitelbaum (2002). James Monroe. Capstone. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7565-0253-9.
- Carl Cavanagh Hodge; Cathal J. Nolan (2007). U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy: From 1789 to the Present. ABC-CLIO. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-85109-790-6.
- H. W. Brands (2006). Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-307-27854-8.
- Samuel Putnam Waldo (1819). Memoirs of Andrew Jackson: Major-general in the Army of the United States; and Commander in Chief of the Division of the South. J. & W. Russell. pp. 41–42.
- Spencer Tucker; James R. Arnold; Roberta Wiener; Paul G. Pierpaoli; John C. Fredriksen (2012). The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO. p. 331. ISBN 978-1-85109-956-6.
- James Hall (1836). A Memoir of the Public Services of William Henry Harrison, of Ohio. Key & Biddle. p. 310.
- Stuart L. Butler (2012). Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812. University Press of America. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-7618-6040-2.
- Louise A. Mayo (2006). President James K. Polk: The Dark Horse President. Nova Publishers. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-59454-718-8.
- Soldiers. Department of the Army. 1980. p. 4.
- Barbara Bennett Peterson (2002). Sarah Childress Polk, First Lady of Tennessee and Washington. Nova Publishers. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-59033-145-3.
- John Seigenthaler (2004). James K. Polk: The American Presidents Series: The 11th President, 1845-1849. Henry Holt and Company. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-8050-6942-6.
- Roger Sherman Skinner, ed. (1830). The New-York State Register for 1830–1831. p. 361.
- Buffalo Historical Society; Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, N.Y.) (1907). Publications. The Society. p. xxxii.
- John Farmer; G. Parker Lyon, eds. (1832). The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar. p. 53.
- Ralph E. Eshelman (2011). A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. JHU Press. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-8018-9837-2.
- Philip Shriver Klein (1962). President James Buchanan, a biography. Pennsylvania State University Press. p. 18.
- Illinois Adjutant General's Office (1882). Record of the Services of Illinois Soldiers in the Black Hawk War, 1831–32, and in the Mexican War, 1846-8. H. W. Rokker, state printer. pp. 100, 176, 183.
- Hans L. Trefousse (1997). Andrew Johnson: A Biography. W. W. Norton, Incorporated. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-393-31742-8.
- James Knox Polk (1989). Wayne Cutler; Herbert Weaver, eds. Correspondence of James K. Polk. 7. Univ. of Tennessee Press. p. 439. ISBN 978-0-8265-1225-3.
- Kate Havelin (2004). Andrew Johnson. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-8225-1000-0.
- Gary L. Donhardt (2007). In the Shadow of the Great Rebellion: The Life of Andrew Johnson, Seventeenth President of the United States (1808-1875). Nova Publishers. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-60021-086-0.
- Clifton R. Hall (1916). Andrew Johnson: MIlitary Governor of Tennessee. p. 19.
- James S. Brisbin (1868). The campaign lives of Ulysses S Grant and Schuyler Colfax. pp. 58–59.
- Ulysses Simpson Grant (1969). The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April to September, 1861. SIU Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-8093-0366-3.
- William Farina (2007). Ulysses S. Grant, 1861–1864: His Rise from Obscurity to Military Greatness. McFarland. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-7864-8051-7.
- William Dean Howells; Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1876). Sketch of the life and character of Rutherford B. Hayes. Also a biographical sketch of William A. Wheeler. p. 29.
- Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, Military and Personal Sketches of Ohio's Rank and File from Sandusky County in the War of the Rebellion, 1885, republished on the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center web site
- John Clark Ridpath (1881). The Life and Work of James A. Garfield ...: Embracing an Account of the Scenes and Incidents of His Boyhood. Jones brothers. pp. 91–92.
- James T. Wall (2008). Wall Street and the Fruited Plain: Money, Expansion, and Politics in the Gilded Age. University Press of America. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-7618-4124-1.
- Emma Rogers (1921). Chester A. Arthur: Man and President. University of Wisconsin—Madison. pp. 7–9.
- Lew Wallace; Murat Halstead (1892). Life and Public Services of Hon. Benjamin Harrison, President of the U.S.: With a Concise Biographical Sketch of Hon. Whitelaw Reid. Edgewood Publishing Company. pp. 178–181.
- Newburgh Daily Journal, "Death of General Harrison", 14 March 1901
- Muncie Free Press, Daniels adds President Benjamin Harrison to Hoosier Heritage Portrait Collection, 20 March 2009
- Eric Foner (2002). Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877. HarperCollins. p. 584. ISBN 978-0-06-093716-4.
- John W. Tyler (1901). The Life of William McKinley. P. W. Ziegler & Company. p. 37.
- Kevin Phillips (2003). William McKinley: The American Presidents Series: The 25th President, 1897–1901. Henry Holt and Company. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-8050-6953-2.
- William Montgomery Clemens (1914). The Ancestry of Theodore Roosevelt. W.M. Clemens. p. 11.
- Bill Bleyer, Long Island Newsday, "Roosevelt's Medal of Honor Coming to LI", 21 February 2001
- Gabriele Arnold (2006). Harry S. Truman – his foreign policy. GRIN Verlag. p. 4. ISBN 978-3-638-51025-7.
- Michael J. Devine (2009). Harry S. Truman, the State of Israel, and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East. Truman State Univ Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-935503-80-4.
- Harry S. Truman (1998). Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959. University of Missouri Press. p. 306. ISBN 978-0-8262-1203-0.
- Clarke Rountree (2011). George W. Bush: A Biography. ABC-CLIO. pp. xviii–xix. ISBN 978-0-313-38500-1.
- Army National Guard, History of the Army National Guard, 1636–2000, Appendix 2, Directors of the Army National Guard, page 346
- National Guard Bureau, Biography, Clyde A. Vaughn[permanent dead link], 2008
- National Guard Bureau, Biography, Raymond W. Carpenter[permanent dead link], 2011
- National Guard Bureau, Biography, William E. Ingram, Jr., 2012
- Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill , National Guard Bureau, Retiring Army Guard Director: Preserve This National Treasure, 14 January 2014
- Michelle Tan, Army Times, Director of Army National Guard Retires, 14 January 2014
- Chief of the National Guard Bureau Twitter Feed, 14 April 2015
- U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Hearing Record, Biographical sketch, Leonard C. Ward, 1970, page 843
- National Guard Association of the United States, The National Guardsman, Jelinek Named ARNG Director, Volumes 26–27, 1972, page 40
- National Guard Association of the United States, National Guardsman magazine, State Staff Changes, Volumes 30–31, 1976, page 38
- Turner Publishing Company, The Military Order of World Wars, 1996, page 60
- U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Hearing Record, Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1985, Biographical sketch, Richard D. Dean, 1984, page 200
- Diane Publishing Company, Hispanics in America's Defense, 1997, page 129
- U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1993, Biographical sketch, John R, D'Araujo, Jr., 1992, page 52
- US Field Artillery Association, Field Artillery Bulletin, 1995, page 25
- Minuteman Institute for National Defense Studies, Biography, Michael J. Squier, 2007
- Defense Daily, Personnel Moves, 28 June 2002
- U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association, Newsliner magazine, Biography, Frank J. Grass, October, 2012, page 8
- Michael Dann, National Guard Bureau, Nuttall Becomes Army Guard's Deputy Director, 24 August 2006
- U.S. House Armed Services Committee, National Guard Bureau Biography, Raymond W. Carpenter, 2009, page 1
- National Guard Bureau, Chief Names New ARNG Deputy Director[permanent dead link], 26 June 2009
- Mark Thompson, Time magazine, No (Strategic) Reservations, 19 April 2013
- Army Times, Neb. Guard Chief Named Deputy Director of Army National Guard, 28 May 2013
- Army National Guard, Army National Guard: leaders, retrieved 23 January 2014
- "Biography, Major General Judd H. Lyons". National Guard Bureau General Officer Management Office. National Guard Bureau. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Awards and Citations, Walter E. Fountain". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
- "Awards and Citations, Timothy J. Wojtecki". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Biography, Timothy M. McKeithen". General Officer Management Office. National Guard Bureau. 1 October 2015.
- U.S. Army Center of Military History, History of Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) Units, 30 May 1995, updated 20 May 2011
- Richard Goldenberg, U.S. Army , National Guard Division Leaders Gather to Face Challenges for Missions at Home, Overseas, 9 June 2010
- University of North Texas, U.S. Army National Guard, 17 January 2013
- Dwyer, Brian (17 October 2016). "Patching Ceremony Unites 10th Mountain Division and Vermont Army National Guard Unit". TCW News. Watertown, NY.
- Tan, Michelle (19 August 2016). "Army units change patches as part of active, Guard and Reserve pilot program". Army Times. Springfield, VA.
- Block, Gordon (20 October 2016). "Programs link Fort Drum soldiers with Army Guard, Reserve personnel". Watertown Daily Times. Watertown, NY.
- Bowling Green Daily News, Guard's Command Structure Unique in the Armed Forces, 27 June 1999
- National Guard Educational Foundation, 26th Infantry Division, 2011
- National Guard Educational Foundation, 27th Infantry Division, 2011
- National Guard Educational Foundation, 27th Armored Division[permanent dead link], 2011
- "Ceremonies Today for 30th Armored". The Tennessean. Nashville, TV. 28 October 1973. p. 11. (Subscription required (. ))
The 30th Armored Division of the Tennessee National Guard will be retired today...
- National Guard Educational Foundation, 30th Infantry Division, 2011
- Tuscaloosa News, 31st Dixie Division Turning to Armor, 19 January 1968.
- Wisconsin Historical Society, Dictionary of Wisconsin History, Red Arrow Division, accessed 19 June 2013
- New York Times, Illinois Commander of Guard Replaced, 4 March 1968
- Al Goldberg, Toldeo Blade, Taps Sounds for Ohio Guard's Famed 37th, 18 February 1968
- National Guard Education Foundation, 39th Infantry Division Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine., 2011
- California State Military Museum, Lineages and Honors of the California National Guard: 40th Armored Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company, accessed 19 June 2013
- Tri-City Herald, Taps For The 41st, 8 June 1967
- Washington Army National Guard, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 81st Brigade Combat Team, 2007
- Associated Press, The Telegraph, Yankee Infantry Division is Facing Reorganization, 30 November 1967
- Eugene Register-Standard, Army Disbands 44th Division, 18 September 1954
- National Guard Education Foundation, 45th Infantry Division, 2011
- National Guard Educational Foundation, 46th Infantry Division, 2011
- Minnesota Military Museum, The 47th "Viking" Infantry Division, 1991
- National Guard Educational Foundation, 48th Armored Division Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., 2011
- Texas Army National Guard, History of the 36th Infantry Division Archived 5 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 19 June 2013
- Texas Military Forces Museum, 36th Infantry Division, The "Texas" Division, accessed 19 June 2013
- U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Hearing Record, Department of Defense Appropriations for 1995, Volume 1, 1994, page 296
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to United States Army National Guard.|
- Army National Guard News
- National Guard Web Site
- Army National Guard Web Site
- Army National Guard Recruiting
- Unit Designations in the Army Modular Force, accessed 23 November 2006
- National Guard Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's Role in Domestic Missions
- Guard Knowledge Online
- Army National Guard on Facebook