Oregon Military Department: Agency Subdivisions

Command Group

Address: PO Box 14350, Salem 97309-5047
Phone: 503-584-3991
Fax: 503-584-3987
Contact: Major General Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General

Duties and Responsibilities: The Command Group consists of the Adjutant General; Joint Force Headquarters, including the Assistant Adjutants General for support and operations; Land and Air Component commanders; and the Interagency Director. The group administers all components of the Oregon National Guard in cooperation with the governor and Legislature.

Installations Division

Address: PO Box 14350, Salem 97309-5047
Phone: 503-584-3914
Fax: 503-584-3584
Contact: Roy Swafford, Director

Duties and Responsibilities: The division provides and maintains quality installations to support the missions of the Oregon Army National Guard. The division supports the Oregon National Guard and the citizens of Oregon by providing facilities for localized and statewide emergencies, training and housing soldiers and equipment and by providing environmental support for tactical training and the execution of federal and state missions.

The division’s rental program allows com­munity groups and private parties to use armories on an as-available basis.

Public Affairs Office

Address: AGPA, PO Box 14350, Salem 97309-5047
Phone: 503-584-3917
Fax: 503-584-3912
Contact: Stephen Bomar, Director of Public Affairs

Duties and Responsibilities: The office supports the Adjutant General’s communication plan. This includes community outreach, social media, print, video and graphic design efforts.

Other Groups

Office of Emergency Management

Address: 3225 State St., Rm. 115, Salem 97301; Mail: PO Box 14370, Salem 97309-5062
Phone: 503-378-2911; TTY: 503-373-7857
Fax: 503-373-7833
Contact: Andrew Phelps, Director
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 401

Duties and Responsibilities: The office executes the governor’s responsibilities to maintain an emergency services system to deal with emergencies or disasters that may present threats to the lives and property of Oregon’s citizens. The office coordinates and facilitates emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery activities with state and local emergency service agencies and organizations.

Youth Challenge Program

Address: 23861 Dodds Rd., Bend 97701
Phone: 541-317-9623
Fax: 541-382-6785
Contact: Dan Radabaugh, Director

Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program is a statewide accredited, public, alternative high school that serves 16 to 18-year-old high school dropouts. The program is guided by military principles, structure and discipline and consists of two phases.
During the residential phase, cadets (students) live on-site for five months and attend school, where they earn credits to return to high school and earn their GED or high school diploma. The post-residential phase is a mandatory 12-month mentoring period during which cadets work with mentors from their home towns.