Oregon Military Department

Present Duties

Oregon Military Department office
This building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Military Department. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Military Department was the first state agency created in Oregon. It administers, equips and trains the Oregon Army and Air National Guard. During peacetime and for natural disasters, the department responds to the governor in support of the citizens of Oregon. During wartime, the Oregon Army and Air National Guard can be federalized in support of national missions as directed by the U.S. president. The department administers 39 readiness centers/armories, seven maintenance centers, four training sites, two Army Aviation Support Facilities and two Air National Guard bases. Each community with sufficient population to support Guard activities has a National Guard unit assigned to it. In addition, the department oversees the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

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

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1776 Militia Way SE, PO Box 14350, Salem 97309-5047
Telephone: 503-584-3980; Toll-Free 1-800-452-7500
Contact: Major General Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General
Records Officer Email: Tracy Gill 
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Statutory Authority: ORS 396.305
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