National Guard Bureau (NGB)
|Publication Date:||21 May 2008|
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, the National Guard Bureau, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
For the purposes of this Directive, the term "State" includes the several States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia; and the term "governor" includes the governors of the several States, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, in the case of the District of Columbia National Guard, the President or his designee.
Unless the context indicates otherwise, in this Directive the term National Guard means the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the Air National Guard of the United States.
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense under section 113 of Reference (a), this Directive establishes policy for and defines the organization and management, responsibilities and functions, relationships, and authorities of the Chief, NGB, and:
Establishes the NGB as a joint activity of the Department of Defense.
Supersedes the NGB charter dated September 1, 1995, as promulgated by Reference (b).