Joint Force Headquarters
The Oklahoma National Guard provides trained
and ready forces in support of the National Military Strategy; responds as needed to State, local and regional emergencies to ensure peace, order and public safety; adds value to our communities through responsive military service.
- That is known by our ethical leadership and our unparalleled integrity
- That embraces diversity and equal opportunity and that is representative of the communities we serve, in race, gender and ethnicity
- That is free from any type or form of sexual harassment or assaults
- Where leaders earn loyalty by listening to our people, anticipate their needs, and work to create value for its members
- Where families feel that they are a vital link to our success and an important part of who we are and what we do
- Where leaders are not afraid to acknowlede superb performance and communicate to their Soldiers and Airmen, “Job well done!”
- That enforces high standards, holds each service member responsible for their actions and where leaders possess the truthfulness/candor to look them in the eye and tell them when they fail to meet the standards
- That focuses on the value individual brings to the team and where members work as a team to achieve each and every mission
- Preserves and communicates the rich traditions of the Oklahoma National Guard heritage
- Where leaders continually encourage members in their physical fitness, their professional development and to excel beyond their own expectations
- That seeks and embraces the challenges of being an operational force and that adapts to a changing environment and fiscal challenges without compromising readiness or excellence
- That provides its members the opportunity to continue their spiritual development, should they chose to do so
- That is driven by mission accomplishment/success, not by hands on the clock
Oklahoma National Guard Joint Staff
The Joint Staff assists the Adjutant General, Oklahoma National Guard in the decision making and execution process of his mission. The sole function of the Joint Staff is command support, and its only authority is that which is delegated to it by the the Adjutant General, Oklahoma National Guard.
The Joint Staff assists the the Adjutant General, Oklahoma National Guard, in accomplishing his responsibilities for strategic direction of the National Guard forces; their operation under unified command; and their integration into an efficient team of land and air forces. The joint Staff is composed of Army and Air National Guard personnel.
Joint Staff Directorates
J-1: Manpower and Personnel Directorate
Provide personnel actions training, support and evaluation to all soldiers and organizations in the Oklahoma National Guard. Participate in contingency planning and mobilization and deployment preparation to provide timely and appropriate military support to meet Federal, State and Community missions. Assess, evaluate and monitor the status of personnel readiness of National Guard units and implement programs and procedures to meet personnel readiness requirements.
J-3: Operations & Training Directorate
The J-3 is responsible for assisting the Oklahoma Command Group in the direction and control of all Oklahoma National Guard Operations. The J-3 conducts this mission through planning, coordinating, information sharing and integrating all aspects of Oklahoma National Guard Operations. These operations include, but ar not limited to, training, force integration, readiness, mobilization, and domestic operations including congressionally mandated programs: the Counter Drug Program and the Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Team Program.
J-4: Logistics Directorate
The J-4 serves as the primary advisor to the OKARNG for all logistics matters to include, but not limited to: supply, maintenance, transportation, acquisition logistics, installation/facility and environmental issues. The mission of the J-4 is to participate in joint matters at the strategic level with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, other Defense Agencies and the Combatant Commands in support of the National Security Strategy, the national Homeland Security Strategy, and other Department of Defense (DoD) strategies, guidance, directives, deliberate and crisis action plans and contingency operations.
J-5/7: Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate
The J5 plans, conducts and facilitates strategic planning for the Oklahoma National Guard and is responsible for the State Partnership Program as well as providing staff coordination and administration of activities and programs which integrate military and non-military agencies and international programs. The J7 serves as the primary staff directorate for developing and documenting joint training plans, joint training and joint exercises.
J-6: Command, Control, Communications & Computers Directorate
The J-6 will provide high quality, effective and affordable Information Technology Services to the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians of the Oklahoma National Guard. Our focus is to ensure commanders can exceed all standards in performing their state and worldwide federal mission.
J-8: Force Structure, Resources & Assessment
Responsible to Oklahoma National Guard for resource oversight, guidance, policy, procedures, and assessments
The Mission of the Joint Chaplaincy is to provide religious support to Oklahoma’s Air and Land Warriors across the full spectrum of operations. Ministry Teams assist commanders in ensuring the right of free exercise of religion, and provide spiritual, moral and ethical leadership to the Oklahoma National Guard.
Judge Advocate – JAG
The Oklahoma National Guard’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General is part of the Joint Force Headquarters and comprised of Army lawyers, legal administrators, and specialists. Judge advocates assist commanders with Operational Law, Civil Law, and Military Justice. Our lawyers provide limited legal assistance services to service members and their families.
Public Affairs Office
Public Affairs fulfills the Oklahoma National Guard’s obligation to keep it’s military members and the citizens of Oklahoma informed. Public Affairs helps to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in Oklahoma’s National Guard and it’s readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.