Welcome to the official
Oklahoma National Guard Website. The Army National Guard exists in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. The state, territory or district leadership are the Commanders in Chief for each Guard. Their Adjutants General are answerable to them for the training and readiness of the units. At the state level, the governors reserve the ability, under the Constitution of the United States, to call up members of the National Guard in time of domestic emergencies or need.The Army National Guard’s state mission is perhaps the most visible and well known.
Download the 2015 Governor's Report (PDF)
The Federal Mission
During peacetime each state National Guard answers to the leadership in the 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. During national emergencies, however, the President reserves the right to mobilize the National Guard, putting them in federal duty status. While federalized, the units answer to the Combatant Commander of the theatre in which they are operating and, ultimately, to the President. Even when not federalized, the National Guard has a federal obligation (or mission.) That mission is to maintain properly trained and equipped units, available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed. The National Guard is a partner with the Active Army and Air Force and the Army and Air Force Reserves in fulfilling the country’s military needs.
The State Mission
The National Guard’s state mission is perhaps the most visible and well known. Nearly everyone has seen or heard of Guard units responding to battle fires or helping communities deal with floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms or other emergency situations. In times of civil unrest, the citizens of a state can rest assured that the Guard will be ready to respond, if needed.
- Maintain Operational Readiness – Be Prepared to serve wherever and whenever called upon, whether locally or globally
- Effectively Support Universal Domestic Response – Partner with civil authorities to respond to natural disasters and civil disturbances to serve the citizens of Oklahoma
- Uphold Timeless Traditions of the National Guard – Build great citizens and families within our organization which continues our culture of community service
- That is known by our ethical leadership and our unparalleled integrity
- That embraces diversity and equal opportunity and that is representative of the communities we serve, in race, genderand ethnicity
- That is free from any type or form of sexual harassment or assaults
- Where leaders earn loyalty by listening to our people, anticipate their needs, and work to create value for its members
- Where families feel that they are a vital link to our success and an important part of who we are and what we do
- Where leaders are not afraid to acknowlede superb performance and communicate to their Soldiers and Airmen, “Jobwell done!”
- That enforces high standards,holds each service member responsible for their actions and where leaders possess the truthfulness/candor to look them in the eye and tell them when they fail to meet the standards
- That focuses on the value individual brings to the team and where members work as a team to achieve each and every mission
- Preserves and communicates the rich traditions of the Oklahoma National Guard heritage
- Where leaders continually encourage members in their physical fitness, their professional development and to excel beyond their own expectations
- That seeks and embraces the challenges of being an operational force and that adapts to a changing environment and fiscal challenges without compromising readiness or excellence
- That provides its members the opportunity to continue their spiritual development, should they chose to do so
- That is driven by mission accomplishment/success, not by hands on the clock
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