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Maj. Gen. Garshak portraitThe Adjutant General/ Commanding General: Maj. Gen. Michael J. GarshakThe Adjutant General is appointed by the governor and has the command over the state’s Army and Air National Guard units that are not on federal active duty to protect the citizens and property of the state.


Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michelle HartleyState Command Chief Warrant Officer: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michelle Hartley
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michelle Hartley is the Idaho National Guard’s command chief warrant officer. She is responsible for advising the adjutant general and commander, Idaho National Guard, and other members of the Idaho National Guard command group on a variety of matters pertaining to policies and actions affecting the warrant officer cohort. The duties of the command chief warrant officer include educating, managing, training, recruiting and providing career enhancement for warrant officers within the state.


Command Chief Master Sgt. Harold H. Bongiovi Senior Enlisted Leader: Command Chief Master Sgt. Harold J. Bongiovi
Command Chief Master Sergeant Harold J. Bongiovi is the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Idaho National Guard, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.


Special Staff

State Chaplain

The Mission of the Joint Chaplaincy is to provide religious support to Idaho’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 Idaho National Guard.

Contact the State Chaplain: 208-272-6468


Staff Judge Advocate

The Idaho National Guard’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General is part of the Joint Force Headquarters and comprised of Army and Air Force 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.

The Staff Judge Advocate will proved legal support to commanders, legal services required by service members for mobilizations or deployment, and legal assistance on personal legal problems to eligible persons.

Contacts:

Full Time Staff Judge Advocate
3882 W. Ellsworth Street, Bldg. 440
Boise, ID 83705

208-272-5474


Public Affairs Office
Public Affairs fulfills the Idaho National Guard’s obligation to keep its military members and the citizens of Idaho informed. Public Affairs helps to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in Idaho’s National Guard and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.

The National Guard –
ALWAYS READY, ALWAYS THERE.
Public Affairs Officer

Lt. Col. Christopher Borders
208-801-4292
Community Relations Event Request

If you would like to request Idaho National Guard personnel or equipment to be a part of your community event, please contact the Community Relations manager 208-272-4142 or 208-422-5042.
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