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This building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Military Department. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

This building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Military Department. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Military Department administers, equips and trains the Oregon National Guard, which supports the governor during unrest or natural disaster and is a reserve force to the total forces of the United States. The department administers 39 Readiness Centers/Armories, seven Maintenance Centers, four training sites, two Army Aviation Support Facilities and two Air Bases. Each community with sufficient population to support guard activities has a National Guard unit assigned to it.

The National Guard is found in both the United States and Oregon Constitutions. Its tradition and history is grounded in its mission statement: “A ready force equipped and trained to respond to any contingency. When we are needed, we are there.”


Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1776 Militia Way SE, PO Box 14350, Salem 97309-5047
Telephone: 503-584-3980; Toll-Free 1-800-452-7500
Fax: 503-584-3962
Contact: Brigadier General Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General
Records Officer Email: Tracy Gill
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 396.305
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog