The Historical Society of the Georgia National Guard, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1988 under the direction of The Adjutant General of Georgia to promote, educate and perpetuate the history of the Georgia National Guard and Militia. Membership is open to all persons interested in the military history of Georgia.
The Historical Society of the Georgia National Guard Journal is the official publication of the Society and is published quarterly.
An annual conference is held each year in the Fall at different historical locations across the state. Features include speakers, a luncheon and a tour usually associated with the theme of the conference.
Mr. John Hardwick, President
Mr. E. Joseph Seguin, Vice President
Staff Sergeant Gail E. Parnell-Roach, Secretary
Colonel Thomas Dalton, Treasurer
Dr. Beryl I. Diamond, Editor Journal
Major General David B. Poythress, The Adjutant General
Mr. Alan Langston, Past President
Staff Sergeant Gail E. Parnell-Roach, acting ARNG Command Historian
Staff Sergeant Gail E. Parnell-Roach, Museum Curator
Chief Master Sergeant Pierson Deloach, ANG Senior Enlisted Advisor
Technical Sergeant Nick Aston, Historian, 116th Bomb Wing
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Joe Griffith
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) James F. Hill
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Williams
Command Sergeant Major John Lane
Mrs. Margie A. Diamond
Goals of the Society include the establishment of a museum; collection and restoration of historic artifacts from Georgia's military past; a reference library where scholars, students, and members may research Georgia's military heritage; and the publication of a comprehensive, scholarly book on the history of Georgia 's militia and National Guard.
Ongoing activities include continued publication of the Journal; oral interviews with veterans of World War II, and past Adjutants General; archival research at the Georgia Department of Archives and History; creation and continuous expansion of Georgia National Guard electronic document database at the Department of Archives and History; and the annual conference.
The Society has been instrumental in providing displays of historical artifacts at the National Guard Professional Education Center at Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as at locations around the State of Georgia. These have included Guard family days, the state capitol on National Guard Day, Veterans reunions, and various civic and school related activities.
The Society also provides speakers upon request whenever possible.