The Adjutants General Association of the United States (AGAUS) is made up of the 54 Adjutants General of the sovereign States, Territories, and the District of Columbia. Each Adjutant General is the senior military official in his or her State, Territory, or District.
The Adjutants General Association of the United States, or AGAUS, is committed to a central leadership role in promoting and supporting adequate state and national security; in promoting the efficiency of the Army and Air National Guards of the respective states, territories, and District of Columbia (referred to collectively as the "states", the "National Guard", the "Guard", or "NG") and of the Army and Air National Guard of the United States (referred to collectively as the "National Guard of the United States" or "NGUS"); and in facilitating and improving the administration of the foregoing National Guard and NGUS affairs through the agencies of the Department of Defense and the several States.
The Adjutants General will break out into committees to discuss and make decisions on the direction of the National Guard in the following areas:
•Force Structure/Modernization Air
•Force Structure/Modernization Army
•Homeland Defense/Homeland Security