The National Guard in the Era of Persistent Conflict
Recorded on May 13, 2009
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Last fall, General Craig R. McKinley was appointed Chief of the
National Guard Bureau and became the first four-star general to
serve in the National Guard in its 372-year history. He now
represents nearly 468,000 citizen Soldiers and Airmen. The
vital domestic and international role the Guard has to play has
become increasingly more apparent in the past decade. While
it continues to evolve into a more operational force, the Guard
must work to harness its unique capabilities to assist the nation
with current conflicts and prepare for future contingencies.
Join us for a special presentation by General McKinley as he
discusses the National Guard's role in current conflicts and how it
can contribute to building a balanced force for the future.