Formed in 2005, the State Guard Association on 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.
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.
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.
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.