The National Guard Association of Mississippi Company Grade Award for leadership is officially named the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Award in tribute to one the biggest supporters of the National Guard and especially the Mississippi National Guard. As outlined in more detail on their website, http://www.sonnymontgomery.org, the Foundation strives to carry his legacy forward as it recognizes Air and Army National Guard company grade officers who have excelled and made significant contributions to the Mississippi National Guard. Listed below are the winners over the years as well as tributes to the legacy left by G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery.