Land Component Command, DC Army National Guard

Land Component Command, DC Army National Guard This is the official page of the Land Component Command, District of Columbia Army National Guard. The roots of the D.C. National Guard are older than the District of Columbia, older than the active duty military and older than the United States.
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Before there was a District of Columbia, Citizen Soldiers were forming militia units in Georgetown and Bladensburg. These militiamen were among those who would fight – and – win the American War of Independence. Under the Residence Act of 1790 and Organic Act of 1801 Washington, D.C. was established as the capital of the United States under governance of Congress. President Thomas Jefferson was the first President to spend his term in D.C. He came into office during a time when strife between the two major political parties threatened to tear our new country apart. Soon, the Commanding Generals of the two closest militia units were members of President Jefferson’s rival political party. At this point there was only a small regular army and they were mostly patrolling the border. If one of the state militias were to try and force political will, there would be no way to keep them from marching on the Capitol and coercing – or even overthrowing – the government. President Jefferson saw how vulnerable America’s democracy would be if the will of a military general could keep the legislative body from enacting the will of the people. To prevent this, he created the D.C. National Guard and in 1802, the D.C. National Guard held its first muster. The D.C. National Guard is the only local National Guard with a national mission – to protect the Federal Government.

Operating as usual

DCARNG if you are online check out this virtual town hall with the senior leaders of the Army.
04/07/2020
U.S. Army Chief of Staff

DCARNG if you are online check out this virtual town hall with the senior leaders of the Army.

Join Hon. Ryan D. McCarthy, Secretary of the Army, SMA Grinston and myself at 11:25 AM today for a virtual town hall.

04/03/2020
D.C. National Guard

Well said SGT Smith!

SGT Nicole Smith, 273rd Military Police Company, District of Columbia National Guard, discusses her vital role in supporting the COVID-19 Emergency Response.
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
#COVID19NATIONALGUARD

Capital Guardians in support of the District of Columbia!
04/03/2020

Capital Guardians in support of the District of Columbia!

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser opens the drive-up COVID-19 testing site at United Medical Center, Washington DC April 2, 2020. Mayor Bowser was flanked by first responders, members of her staff, and District of Columbia National Guard soldiers as she updates the community on the current situation.
(U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. John Stephens and SSG Andrew Enriquez, D.C. National Guard 715th Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
#DCNGStrong
#COVID19NationalGuard

01/16/2020

Possible bonuses for our Soldiers!

Great article for leaders.
01/11/2020
Power and Influence

Great article for leaders.

Learning how to be an effective leader is not acquired in a college course. It is an emotional process that requires personal credibility, empathy, and logic.

Here are the standards! Small changes but now we know what needs to be done! Let’s go DCARNG!
09/28/2019
Army Times

Here are the standards! Small changes but now we know what needs to be done! Let’s go DCARNG!

Army announces the standards for the new Army Combat Fitness Test.

Congratulations to Sgt. 1st Class Fraiden Braithwaite on being promoted to the rank of master sergeant!
05/17/2019
Sgt. 1st Class Braithwaite is Promoted to the Rank of Master Sergeant

Congratulations to Sgt. 1st Class Fraiden Braithwaite on being promoted to the rank of master sergeant!

Congratulations to Sgt. 1st Class Fraiden Braithwaite on being promoted to the rank of master sergeant during a ceremony on April 7, 2019, at Joint Base Anacostia Bowling, D.C. Braithwaite will now serve as the first sergeant for the 547th Transportation Company.

05/06/2019
D.C. National Guard

DC Strong! Guardian Pride!

217th Birthday: Command Sergeant Major Michael Brooks, Senior Enlisted Leader of the District of Columbia National Guard, explains the genesis of the DC National Guard and why they are unique from any other Guard organization. DC Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention. #NationalGuard #Army #CapitolGuardians

Nothing says #MotivationMonday like recognizing promotions.Congratulations Maj. Elvin E. Hart on being promoted to the r...
04/08/2019
Maj. Kelvin E. Hart promoted to lieutenant colonel

Nothing says #MotivationMonday like recognizing promotions.

Congratulations Maj. Elvin E. Hart on being promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel! See the photos at the link below!

U.S. Army Maj. Kelvin E. Hart is promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel on Mar. 29, in the Ceremonial Room of the District of Columbia National Guard Armory, in Washington, D.C. Hart will continue as commander of the D.C. Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion. (U.S. Army photos....

Nothing says #MotivationMonday like recognizing promotions.Congratulations Master Sgt. James Childs on being promoted to...
04/08/2019
Master Sgt. James Childs promoted to sergeant major

Nothing says #MotivationMonday like recognizing promotions.

Congratulations Master Sgt. James Childs on being promoted to the rank of sergeant major! See the photos at the link below!

U.S. Army Master Sgt. James Childs is promoted to the rank of sergeant major on Mar. 20, in the Ceremonial Room of the District of Columbia National Guard Armory, in Washington, D.C. With this promotion, Childs joined the highest grade of enlisted Army personnel. (U.S. Army photos by Kevin Valentine...

Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa, 12th command sergeant major, Army The National Guard, visits Soldiers of the D.C. Natio...
04/05/2019
Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa visits D.C. Army National Guard

Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa, 12th command sergeant major, Army The National Guard, visits Soldiers of the D.C. National Guard.

Check out the photos at the link below!

Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa, 12th command sergeant major, U.S. Army National Guard, visits enlisted Soldiers of the District of Columbia Army National Guard on Apr. 4, at the D.C. Armory, in Washington, D.C. Sampa encouraged leaders and Soldiers to learn and share more about the blended retireme...

D.C. Army Aviation Companies returns from Afghanistan
04/04/2019
D.C. Army Aviation Companies returns from Afghanistan

D.C. Army Aviation Companies returns from Afghanistan

The District of Columbia National Guard celebrates the Detachment 1 Company G, 3/126th and Detachment 6 Company D, 3/126th General Support Aviation Battalions on Mar. 29, at the D.C. National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility on Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Va. The companies recently re...

Members of the 257th Armh Band DC National Guard prepare in ng for the Army Combat Fitness Test on the sunny Sunday morn...
03/24/2019

Members of the 257th Armh Band DC National Guard prepare in ng for the Army Combat Fitness Test on the sunny Sunday morning. When they areng executing they are preparing.

Here is a story on a Capital Guardian currently assigned to US Army Africa! Way to represent the District of Columbia Na...
03/21/2019

Here is a story on a Capital Guardian currently assigned to US Army Africa! Way to represent the District of Columbia National Guardian LTC O’Neal!

#WhyWeServeWednesday

"Serving gives me a sense of pride. All of the men in my family have served in previous conflicts. Continuing to serve is a sense of respect and honor to them."

U.S. Army Africa Lt. Col. Kenneth O'Neal, MEDREX and exercise planner, surgeon cell.
#KnowYourMil #MeetYourArmy U.S. Army U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

D.C. National Guard
03/18/2019

D.C. National Guard

District of Columbia National Guard Legal Support Office, holds change of command ceremony, for incoming commander, Lt. Col. Richard M. Sudder and former commander, Col. Jamie A. Areizaga, chief of trial defense, at the National Guard Bureau in the D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2019. During the ceremony, the company’s guidon was passes between the former and incoming commander to symbolize the transition of the leadership.

Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPPS-A)
03/01/2019

Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPPS-A)

ATTENTION: Pennsylvania National Guard, Virginia National Guard, and D.C. National Guard Soldiers, you now have access to the IPPS-A Mobile App!

On 18 January, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Mobile Team completed their screening process and approved the IPPS-A mobile app to be posted and available on the TRADOC Application Gateway (TAG)!

Soldiers in other States will have access when their State has entered the window to begin IPPS-A training. IPPS-A will heavily rely on user feedback to make improvements to the mobile app.

“The goal is to provide access to the Army personnel records with the same level of security as Soldiers expect from most modern, secure, online banking and shopping services,” said COL Greg Johnson, IPPS-A Functional Management Division Chief.

Soldier’s must have a AKO username and password to access the TAG Mobile app site and a DS Logon username and password to use the IPPS-A app. Are you ready for Mobile U.S. Army National Guard!

Go to https://tag.army.mil/ to download the app and reference the pictures for complete download instructions.

D.C. National Guard
02/27/2019

D.C. National Guard

Congratulations to Sgt. Vicky K. Palacios on winning NCO of the quarter. Palacios is grateful to her family and mentors for supporting her during her six year military service.

Palacios is assigned to the 276th Military Police Company, District of Columbia Army National Guard.

#DCGuardDCGreat

ACFT! Get ready, it’s coming and we must be ready.
02/23/2019
Army Times

ACFT! Get ready, it’s coming and we must be ready.

The new PT test. Will you be ready in time?

Command Chief Warrant Officer, District of Columbia National Guard
02/22/2019

Command Chief Warrant Officer, District of Columbia National Guard

Great ceremony at Fort Meyer. Congratulations to CW3 Shannon Yancey on his retirement from military service. Thank you for your selfless service to the Nation, United States Army and the District of Columbia National Guard.

What are you doing to make yourself, fellow Soldiers and your unit more “Lethal”? This SFC is thinking forward and not j...
02/20/2019
NCO Journal

What are you doing to make yourself, fellow Soldiers and your unit more “Lethal”? This SFC is thinking forward and not just complaining but making suggestions to get after the problem set!

Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Krapfl, Asymmetric Warfare Group​, defines Soldier and unit lethality as it applies to the U.S. Army​ in his paper "Defining and Assessing Lethality," and argues for better metrics to substantiate both.

Army Sgt. Maj.Deborah E. Witherspoon, District of Columbia Army National Guard, retires after 37 years of service in the...
02/09/2019

Army Sgt. Maj.Deborah E. Witherspoon, District of Columbia Army National Guard, retires after 37 years of service in the armed forces during a ceremony on Feb. 9, 2019 at the D.C. Armory. Witherspoon has served in multiple roles within the D.C. National Guard and was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom from 2003 to 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Trinh)

Sgt. Maj Deborah E. Witherspoon's retirement ceremony to celebrate her 37 years of service to the D.C. Army National Guard.

CW3 Walden retires with 21 other Soldiers on Jan. 24 at Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA. Congratulation...
01/25/2019

CW3 Walden retires with 21 other Soldiers on Jan. 24 at Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA. Congratulations on your service Chief!

CW3 Walden retires with 21 other Soldiers on Jan. 24 at Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA. Congratulations on your service Chief!

01/20/2019
113th Wing DC Air National Guard

113th Wing DC Air National Guard

Soldiers and Airmen within the D.C. National Guard and 113th Wing DC Air National Guard partnered with local law enforcement agencies to support the third annual Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

Capital Guardians continue a very familiar role during Women’s March in DC
01/20/2019
Capital Guardians continue a very familiar role during Women’s March in DC

Capital Guardians continue a very familiar role during Women’s March in DC

District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen of Task Force Amendment. The task force was formed at the request of the Metropolitan Police Department to provide crowd management and traffic control in support of the Women’s March on January 19 in Washington, D.C.

12/21/2018
ANG Prevention Education & Outreach

“Be there” that is really all it takes to help a fellow service member! Happy holidays everyone! Be safe and find the happiness we all deserve!

A holiday message from the Air National Guard's suicide prevention team.

More ACFT information, let’s get after it and prepare our Soldiers!
12/01/2018
Army Times

More ACFT information, let’s get after it and prepare our Soldiers!

The new Army Combat Fitness Test could come as early as Oct. 1, 2019.

Some more great coverage of yesterday’s event.
11/12/2018

Some more great coverage of yesterday’s event.

Today marks the centennial of #ArmisticeDay.

D.C. National Guard and Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. hosted a ceremony honoring the 499 D.C. residents who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the #GreatWar.

Thanks Eleanor Holmes Norton and Chairman Phil Mendelson for supporting the event.

#VeteransDay #WWI

Check out the photos from the 2018 NCO Induction Ceremony! Congrats to all of the new Land Component Command, DC Army Na...
11/06/2018
2018 D.C. Army National Guard NCO Induction Ceremony

Check out the photos from the 2018 NCO Induction Ceremony! Congrats to all of the new Land Component Command, DC Army National Guard!

District of Columbia Army National Guard inducts newly promoted sergeants into the NCO corps.

11/04/2018

District of Columbia Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony

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