National Guard Bureau (NGB)
|Publication Date:||30 October 2015|
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (a)), this directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 5105.77 (Reference (b)) to update the organization and management, responsibilities and functions, relationships, authorities, and administration of the Chief, NGB, and the NGB.
a. This directive applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) 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, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this directive as the "DoD Components").
b. 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.
c. 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, consistent with Reference (a), Article 1, section 8, of the Constitution of the United States (Reference (c)), and Title 32, U.S.C. (Reference (d)).