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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Soldier of the Year
Spec. Jonathan Scholtz. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class (CA) Robert Davison.

Spec. Jonathan Scholtz was nominated for Soldier of the Year by 1st Bn. Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Davis. Spec. Scholtz received his award from Brig Gen. Beavers, Deputy Adjutant General of the CA Army National Guard.

Scholtz was accompanied by his wife, Tami, at the Sacramento Hilton during the award ceremony and banquet. In addition to the Soldier of the Year statuette, Scholtz received a congressional Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Ami Bera, MD who represents California’s 7th Congressional District. He also received a CA Commendation Medal.

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Spec. Scholtz stands second from the left.

In recognition of Scholtz’s achievement, various members of the National Guard and State Military Reserve Command Staff presented challenge coins. Some of the coins included one from the CA ANG Command Staff, another from Command Master Chief Collier and another from Command Master Sergeant Clark.

Spec. Scholtz also received the Award for Excellence from the Commander of the 40th ID, Army National Guard.

Sgt. 1st Class (CA) Robert Davison


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