PROGRAM - Officer Recruiting


​The Officer Strength Manager team consists of our Basic Branch Officer Strength Managers (OSMs) who are located in the Central Valley, the Bay Area, the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Diego/Inland Empire region.

We have a Specialty Branch (Medical, Law, and Clergy) OSM team located in Rancho Cordova, CA.

For those who are interested in pursuing a Warrant Officer appointment, we have two teams of Warrant Officer OSMs located in Roseville and Joint Force Training Base Los Alamitos.

Each OSM is trained, experienced, and will provide support and guidance throughout the entire appointment process.

The Army National Guard offers more options for becoming an officer than any other branch of military service. Still, it won’t be easy – you must have more than a high school education, as well as the skills to make decisions and make a difference.   The three categories of officers are:

Basic Branch Officers. These officers serve in the combat arms branch (infantry, armor and field artillery); the combat support branch (military police, signal and military intelligence); or the combat service support branch (finance, transportation and quartermaster). Go to the basic branch officer page to learn more.

Specialty Officers. These are officers with specialized professional skills: medical professional, chaplain and Judge Advocate General (JAG).

Warrant Officers. These officers are subject matter experts in specific technical areas. They are not commissioned officers and do not require a college degree, but do require five to seven years of experience in the Guard. Go to the warrant officer page to learn more.

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Points of Contact

For more information, we can be reached via email at our Officer Strength Force mailbox or by phone at (916) 854-1345.

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