THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT
- Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG)
- Ohio Air National Guard (OHANG)
- State Defence Forces of Ohio (OHSDF)
- Ohio Military Reserve (OHMR)
- Ohio Naval Militia (ONM)
- Ohio Cyber Reserve (OhCR)
Collectively, these entities are known as the Joint Forces. The Ohio Army National Guard maintains armories throughout the state. These facilities serve as home stations to units for the maintenance of equipment and the monthly training of personnel. The OHMR shares these facilities with the Ohio National Guard and uses them as their home stations as well.
Elements of the National Guard have a dual mandate, both federal and state. This means they receive both federal and state funding, execute missions for the United States and the State of Ohio, and report to the President and the Governor. Their duties include combat, anti-terror, homeland security, international peacekeeping, and disaster response. They can be called to action and ordered to go anywhere in the state or around the globe for months at a time.
Unlike their National Guard counterparts, the Ohio Military Reserve and the Ohio Naval Militia exclusively serve the State of Ohio and operate in the Ohio region. OHMR personnel cannot be federalized or ordered by the President to serve in distance locations. OHMR personnel are technically employees of the state.
THE STATE DEFENSE FORCES COMMANDER
The SDF Commander maintains his/her own command staff including a Chief-of-Staff and a Command Sergeant Major.
THE BRIGADE COMMANDER
The Brigade Commander maintains his/her own command staff, including Chief-of-Staff, Command Sergent Major and various personal staff.