Gen. Frank J. Grass, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and chief of the National Guard Bureau, will address issues facing the National Guard at a National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 9.
Grass, who took command Sept. 7, 2012, is responsible for ensuring that the more than 460,000 Army and Air National Guard citizen-warriors stand ready to protect the nation and mobilize as active duty soldiers and airmen and women. Since 9-11, National Guard citizen soldiers and airmen have supported more than 760,000 overseas mobilizations, some more than once.
Grass serves as military advisor to President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the official Defense Department liaison to the governors and adjutants general in all 54 states and territories on matters involving the National Guard.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has called Grass “a thinker, a learner and one of the most experienced leaders in our military today.”
The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. Remarks begin promptly at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. The event ends at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $22 for National Press Club members and $36 for non-members. NPC members may buy two tickets at the member price. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.
For questions regarding reservations, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-662-7501.
Club members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must have a paid reservation to the luncheon and RSVP separately to email@example.com 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception.
To submit a question for the speaker in advance of the luncheon, please e-mail your question to firstname.lastname@example.org with GRASS in the subject line before 10 a.m. Jan. 9.
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The National Press Club
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.