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Army National Guard Recruiting – McCaskill Hearing to Examine Costly,

Ineffective Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Contracts

Months after hearing on massive fraud in Guard recruiting program, Senator will look into

wasteful spending on marketing contracts with professional sports organizations


WASHINGTON – Only months after an initial hearing examined one of the biggest fraud investigations in U.S. Army history, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is looking into reports of waste and abuse in spending on sports-related marketing and sponsorships with organizations such as NASCAR and IndyCar. 

These marketing and sponsorship contracts are administered by the same office of the Army National Guard that operated the Recruiting Assistance Program, which paid National Guard members, retirees, and civilians to recruit friends and family, but had virtually no safeguards or controls—leading to criminal fraud on a massive scale.


McCaskill’s hearing on waste and abuse in National Guard sponsorship and marketing contracts will begin at 3:00 pm ET on Thursday, May 8. The hearing will be streamed online HERE.


Thursday’s hearing will look closely at the costs and effectiveness of National Guard spending on sponsorships and marketing programs, particularly sports-related sponsorships and marketing.


Waste and Abuse in National Guard Sponsorship and Marketing Contracts


Senate Hearing by Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight


Thursday, May 8


3:00 p.m. ET


Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-342