A Conversation with the Chief of the National Guard Bureau

October 07, 2021 00:37:00
A Conversation with the Chief of the National Guard Bureau
Modern War Institute
A Conversation with the Chief of the National Guard Bureau
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Show Notes

In this episode, John Amble speaks to Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. A key pillar of the US defense enterprise, the National Guard is also fundamentally unique. Composed of fifty-four separate entities, it is inherently joint given its Army and Air Force components. It must also balance two, parallel missions—both as a source of combat capability for the joint force and a mechanism to respond to a wide range of emergencies domestically. After twenty years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, this conversation explores what the future holds for the National Guard.

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