Oregon Secretary of State


Oregon Military Department: Agency Subdivisions

Command Group

Address: PO Box 14350, Salem 97309-5047
Phone: 971-355-3602
Contact: Brigadier General Alan R. Gronewold​, The Adjutant General, Oregon

The Command Group consists of the Adjutant General’s Chief of State Affairs; Government & Legislative Affairs Director; Joint Force Headquarters, including the Assistant Adjutants General, Director of Joint Staff for support and operations; and the Land and Air Component Commanders. The group administers all components of the Oregon Military Department/National Guard in cooperation with the governor and Legislature.

Chief of State Affairs

Phone: 971-355-3606
Contact: Sean McCormick

The Chief of State Affairs (CSA) provides supervisory oversight of the state division offices within OMD, including the Adjutant General’s Comptroller, Installations, Information Technology, Personnel, Oregon’s Youth Challenge Program, STARBASE Sites, as well as the Wing State Programs at Oregon’s airbases in Portland and Klamath Falls.   ​

Government & Legislative Affairs Director

Phone: 971-355-3606
Email: omd_agcsa@omd.oregon.gov​
Contact: Russell Gibson 
The Government & Legislative Affairs Director (GLAD) functions as liaison to the governor’s office, Oregon’s senators, representatives, congressional delegates and other governmental agencies.

Installations Division

Address: PO Box 14350, Salem 97309-5047
Phone: 971-355-4127
Contact: Todd Farmer, Director

The division provides and maintains quality installations to support the missions of the Oregon National Guard and the citizens of Oregon. They provide facilities for local and statewide emergencies, train ​and house service members and equipment, provide 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: 971-355-3527
Contact: Stephen Bomar, Director

The office supports the Adjutant General’s communication plan and is responsible for information efforts for all Oregon Army and Air National Guard public, community and media relations, including community outreach, social media, print, video and graphic design efforts.

Youth Challenge Program

Address: 23861 Dodds Rd., Bend 97701
Phone: 541-317-9623
Contact: Frank Tallman, Director

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/or 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 hometowns.