The Strategic Awareness Seminar (SAS) provides States a unique training opportunity for their top-tiered ARNG M-day Soldiers to further develop their leadership attributes. Through informational overviews, site visits, and national level viewpoints ANRG Leaders will gain valuable experience and broaden their military understanding. The SAS is designed to provide company level Non-Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, and Commissioned Officers a strategic perspective of the ARNG mission and organization at a national level. Each seminar falls into one of three different categories: Homeland Defense, Partnerships, or The Warfight. The SAS includes a roles and responsibilities overview of ARNG and national security stakeholders. The overview covers multiple site visits over a 14- day period. Soldiers return to their States with a greater connection to the national security environment and understanding of how the ARNG receives and meets State and National objectives. Some of the locations that participants have visited are FORSCOM, ARCENT, NORAD, CIA, NSA, DHS, DIA, CENTCOM among many more.