This D.C. National Guard's Speakers Bureau consists of volunteer Guardsmen who have agreed to speak to community and service organizations about their experiences serving in the military.
Organizations must certify that attendance and/or membership in the organization is not limited on the grounds of race, religion, creed, color or ethnic background.
The DCNG typically provides speakers for Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day public observances, but can also provide speakers for many other appropriate public events. National Guard personnel can speak on a wide variety of topics including: military support to civil authorities, military aviation, leadership, education opportunities, family readiness and support, military law, military history, military medicine, public relations, and journalism.
Requesters with other topics they feel the D.C. National Guard may be able to speak on should contact the D.C. National Guard State Public Affairs Office at (240) 521-3129 to discuss the possibilities. This service is provided at no cost to your organization, but is subject to approval based on availability of speakers and adherence to National Guard Public Affairs Guidelines. If you are interested in inviting a DCNG Guardsman from our new Speakers Bureau to an event, please submit DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Events).
All requests for community support must be submitted no more than 90 days and no less than 30 days in advance of the scheduled event.