National Guard Chief Hokanson Holds News Conference

The chief assesses the past and future of organization and its service members.

Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, held a general news conference about the National Guard along with Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau. They covered the National Guard’s past actions, current goals, and future visions as far as 25 years in the future.

The National Guard has served the United States and the American people in innumerable ways, operating alongside the Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and most notably the Army. Their troops operated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, and Ukraine, but not without issue. Hokanson is pushing for greater alignment with the Army in terms of equipment, organization, and training to help them work together more seamlessly.

He also noted that 60,000 of the 450,000 currently employed National Guard members go without medical coverage, and is advocating strongly to provide healthcare for those people through the passage of the Health Care for Our Troops Act.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Gen. Hokanson as he guides the future of the National Guard.
  • That his proposed vision brings about greater care for National Guard members and the American people.
  • That the Lord protects American troops as they serve the country every day.

Sources: Department of Defense


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