Guard Up

By Marjorie Censer / January 5, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett this week succeeded retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Koper as president of the National Guard Association, the organization announced today in a press release.

Koper served as president for more than five years, the release notes.

Hargett comes to the NGAUS after serving as the Tennessee adjutant general from 2002 through the end of 2009. With 47 years of military service, Hargett has also served as chief of operations and exercises at the National Guard Bureau.

He has completed the Defense Language Institute and the Army War College and was the first National Guard officer to attend the NATO Defense College in Rome, the release adds.