Sonny Montgomery Award Application

The G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Foundation has established a leadership award to be presented each year at the Annual National Guard Association of Mississippi Conference.  The award is rotated between the Army and Air National Guard, with this year’s award being presented to an Army National Guard officer.

An application is attached here: Sonny Montgomery Application or you may contact MSG Greg Taylor at 662-501-0260 or

Applications must be submitted through major commands to MSG Greg Taylor at, with a letter of justification for the award not later than February 22, 2019.  The National Guard Association of Mississippi Board of Directors will make the final selection from individuals nominated, and notify the individual through channels of his/her selection.  Officers that have prepared the Reserve Selection Board Application may substitute this in lieu of the application, but must still include a letter of justification/recommendation.

The recipient of the award will be recognized by a member of The Montgomery Foundation during the annual conference with presentation of a specially designed leadership coin; plus, all expenses to the annual NGAMS conference will be paid from funds donated to NGAMS from the foundation.  The recipient is also eligible for the Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award and expenses paid for the National Guard Association of the United States Conference.

The National Guard Association of Mississippi is pleased that Congressman/General Sonny Montgomery chose to remember the National Guard and this Association in this special way.

Thank you for participating in the National Guard Association of Mississippi Awards Program.