NGAUS Awards Program Detail & Nomination Form




Army POC CPT Melina M. Juan (


Air POC Capt Allison DeLos Santos (




CY 2019 HNGA Awardees

Outstanding CWO Award
CW2 Brandon H. Shiraishi
Outstanding Company Grade Officer  Award
CPT Keoki A. K. Leong
Outstanding Field Grade Officer Award
MAJ Britton J. Komine
Outstanding Army Officer Award
2LT Carley A. Sizemore
Outstanding Air Officer Award
MAJ Koani G. Lau
Outstanding Company Grade Commander Award
CPT Sean W. Schultz
Outstanding Field Grade Commander Award
LTC John V. Udani


Individual Awards:

  • NGAUS Awards Program

    The NGAUS Awards Program recognizes outstanding National Guard men and women, as well as individuals and organizations outside of the Guard, who have made significant efforts to help advance NGAUS and its mission. You play an important role in helping us identify and honor deserving people through our nomination process.

    Harry S. Truman Award

    Association’s highest honor for sustained and exceptional contributions to the security of the United States by a civilian or military leader

    Montgomery Medal

    Outstanding support of NGAUS objectives by any individual or organization

    Charles Dick Medal of Merit

    Outstanding contributions to the National Guard by an elected official

    Patrick Henry Award

    Exceptional service to the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard or NGAUS by a local official, civic leader or legislative staffer

    Distinguished Service Medal

    For contributions to NGAUS by military or Defense Department civilians

    Meritorious Service Award

    Outstanding achievements on behalf of the National Guard or NGAUS by a civilian or military officer

    Meritorious Service Certificate may be awarded at the state/local level in lieu of the Meritorious Service Award.

    Valley Forge Cross for Heroism

    For acts of heroism by active duty Guard members

    Valley Forge Certificate may be awarded at the state/local level in lieu of the Valley Forge Cross award.

    Garde Nationale Trophy

    Significant achievements of members of the National Guard in their civilian endeavors

    Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officers

    Outstanding achievements and service by Army and Air National Guard junior officers

    Eagle Rising Award for Warrant Officers

    Outstanding achievements and service by National Guard Warrant Officers (WO1-CW3)

Unit Awards:Army
Air (The appropriate publication for Air Guard unit awards is ANGI-36-2802).