What is the CSMR! CA Bear The California State Military Reserve is the official state defense force, and enables the Golden State to do more. It is a part of the California Military Department, along with the state’s National Guard and Air National Guard. Its mission is to augment the National Guard in a variety of support roles, and to specialize in homeland defense and emergency management missions. READ MORE ....


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The next training courses for California State Military Reserve non-commissioned officers will be simultaneous four-day affairs taking place over two weekends this spring, according to the planning schedule recently released by commanders.

The Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC) and the Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course (ANCOC) will be held separately at the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos on the same weekends — April 6-7 and May 4-5, 2013.

The deadline for enrolling in either course is Feb. 28, according to the Operations and Training Support Element – South (G-3).

There are various eligibility criteria to meet before enrollment can be approved. Among the criteria: participants in the BNCOC must have completed the CSMR Basic Orientation Course and be at a rank of E-4/5 (specialist or corporal/sergeant); those seeking to enter the ANCOC must have completed the BOC and BNCOC, and hold the rank of E-6/7 (staff sergeant/sergeant first class).

However, no JFTB billeting will be available.

For more details about the course and the application procedure, see the official OTSE-S Letter of Instruction or check with your unit/section leadership.

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