The Ohio Military Reserve (OHMR) is a component of the Ohio Adjutant General's Department and serves under the governor as commander in chief. Its primary mission is to provide a fully-manned and mission-ready civil support and sustainment brigade to support to state and local governments. The brigade offers Emergency Support Function 6 (mass care) and Emergency Support Function 7 (logistics and resource support) during natural or man-made disasters or other threats to homeland security.
OHMR units are trained in disaster relief, medical support, volunteer reception and management, shelter management, unmanned aerial vehicle support and logistics support in addition to basic soldier skills. Our core competencies are training to National Incident Management System (NIMS), Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards.
Citizens of Ohio, from all walks of life, serve a proud and personally rewarding tradition as members of the OHMR. Use this site to learn more about your state defense force. Prior military service is not required to be a member, only dedication and a sense of duty to your fellow citizens. Visit our recruiting links to speak with a recruiter in your area. Click here for more information.