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- To provide a forum for the exchange of timely information of common interest for the mutual benefit of members and the organizations they represent.
- To encourage and assist, when feasible, each state, commonwealth, territory and the District of Columbia to organize and maintain a National Guard association.
- To participate in improving the operational readiness, training and image of the National Guard on both state and national levels.
The mission of The National Guard Executive Directors Association is:
COL James F. Gamble
The National Guard Executive Director's Association (NGEDA) lost a true American hero this Memorial Day weekend.
COL (Ret) James F. Gamble was a founder of the National Guard Association of Alabama (NGAAL) and NGEDA. He served as NGEDA's first president in 1966 and again a decade later in 1976. He testified before Congress in the early 1970s to secure payroll deductions for the National Guard Assotiations' life insurance programs. Each January at the annual NGEDA conference, the COL James F. Gamble Award is presented in his honor to an outstanding NGEDA member.
A memorial gift may be given to one of the following in remembrance of COL James F. Gamble:
Diamond Church, 5044 Warrenton Rd, Guntersville, AL 35976
Any veterans organization
Alacare Home Health & Hospice (www.alacare.com/donations)