Always in Service of Our Nation

Providing information, training, events, and scholarships

A Nonprofit Organization for State Guard Members

Formed in 2005, the State Guard Association of Texas (SGATX) operates with an interim board of directors chaired by Colonel Bob Miller (TX) (Ret). We support the men and women of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) in their service to our state and nation. Both active and honorably discharged members of the TXSG are invited to join.

Benefits of Becoming a Member

  • Connect with other TXSG members, share experiences, and enjoy the camaraderie with those who have served their state
  • Pay dues simultaneously for the SGATX and State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS)
  • Free Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) Badge after completing all requirements
  • An ability to vote for the officers and directors of the SGATX
  • An ability to be a committee member (in addition to any officer or director who is appointed to the committee) and make recommendations to the board of directors on items within the scope of the committee
  • Membership certificate and card to identify you as a paid-up SGATX member
  • Discounts (as the SGATX can obtain them from car rentals, hotels, and the like)
  • Dues provide a source of funds for grants to TXSG units where legislative funding is not available or authorized
  • Opportunity to apply for education scholarships for member, spouse, and children
  • Authorized to wear the SGATX ribbon (free with payment of membership dues) and to buy the full size and miniature SGATX medals for Class A and formalwear
  • Authorized to buy and wear the SGAUS ribbons and participate in other SGAUS activities
  • Stay informed of TXSG and SGATX news via the webpage and members-only Facebook page
  • Attend members-only events, such as meet and greet gatherings and briefing sessions

Who We Are

SGATX is a proud successor of the Texas State Guard Association (TXSGA). Several years ago, a decision was made that the TXSG would be drawn closer to the National Guard if we dissolved the TXSGA as a support organization and folded in with the National Guard Association of Texas (NGAT). It was a good idea at the time, but times change. The current leaders of the TXSG asked a group of retired TXSG officers and NCOs to explore starting a new support organization separate from NGAT.

Organizational Structure

The structure of the SGATX is comparable to other support organizations. Officers must be retired or honorably discharged from active TXSG duty. The directors will be representatives of major units and headquarters of the TXSG, and they must be currently active in the TXSG.

An annual meeting will be held to elect the officers and directors as their terms of office expire. Individual members of the SGATX whose dues are current, whether active or retired, will vote for the people who are running for officer and director positions.


What We Do

SGATX is an IRS 501(c)(3) and a Texas Nonprofit Association, which means donations can be channeled through the SGATX by individuals, companies, and other organizations and a charitable deduction will be taken on their taxes. This is important because the Texas legislature does not always appropriate money for items needed or desired to accomplish the TXSG mission. Units and individuals can ask folks in their community to donate money or items to further their goals.

We will also act as a conduit for donated money for things like the Christmas Toy Drive, Military Prayer Breakfast, Individual Recognition for TXSG Enlisted, and NCO of the Year and may provide other items for which the legislature does not appropriate money.