Murfreesboro, TN - The National Guard Association of Tennessee will host its 93rd Annual General Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro from February 23-25.
Nearly a thousand officers with the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard will meet in Murfreesboro to discuss the current state of the organization and how to better serve Tennesseans.
“The conference is an important opportunity for National Guard leaders to share ideas and build strong relationships with other service members, civic leaders, and defense industry representatives,” said retired Col. Byron Deel, the NGATN Executive Director. “It also helps build professional relationships and allows for senior leaders to mentor our junior officers.”
Since its establishment in 1924, the NGATN has been promoting and supporting our national defense, the welfare of Tennessee National Guard members, and building stronger relationships between the public and the National Guard.
“We gather annually to discuss the status of our association and how to better serve the citizens in our communities,” said Deel. “One of our most important events is our joint business session.”
This year, the business session will include speeches and presentations from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, Representative Scott DesJarlais, Representative John Rose, Tennessee’s Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, and retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States.
The association will host a ribbon cutting to officially start the conference on Friday, Feb. 24, at 8:45 a.m. near the hotel lobby. Media are invited to attend.