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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Operation Ardent Sentry builds agency...

Combined military, federal and state assets continued to adapt and mediate possible problems that emerge from natural disasters. Ardent Sentry 2015 supported a scenario earthquake event having a magnitude 7.8. The 40th ID HQ building on Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, served as a Joint Operating Center. In a response to this event, positioned […]

FBI Counter Terrorism Briefing

On 07 MAR 2015, California State Military Reserve Judge Advocate General Detachment, held an unclassified Federal Bureau of Investigation briefing on counter terrorism events and recent prosecutorial developments. The event took place in the Veteran’s Affairs Building at JFTB Los Alamitos. Maj. (CA) Mark F. Nelson, a member of the JAG detachment, notified the Regional […]

Part II – Brig. Gen. (CA) Jack ...

Who joins us? I’ll tell you who joins. Three groups of people join. There’s a continues [surge of troops] like myself, Colonel Thornley, Sergeant Major Delaney – those are just one of [many who don’t] hang up their uniforms. Then there’s the “Come Back to Serve” group. The ones that served years and years ago. […]

Intel on terrorism supports communica...

In order to expedite data information pathways (DIPs) between units within the public safety community, the public/private sector, citizenry and the United States Government, it is required of CSMR Soldiers who participate in protecting human lives, property and resources to support-by-training terrorism awareness. In getting intelligence, units operate in an Incident-Contingency Crises Action Planning (ICCAP) […]

Why did you come to the Holiday Ball?

Checking the “Who What When Where Why & How” The December 2015 Christmas-Holiday Ball found the largest number of California State Military Reservists and their respective guests enjoying the evening at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA. The following comments memorialize the occasion. Given by Soldiers and guests, their remarks display and interpret the reason […]

Active Shooter Events, use the OODA L...

The United States Army has an on going campaign that focuses on preparing the Total Army in two important domains: readiness and resilience. Readiness means “the ability to accomplish assigned tasks or missions through resilience, individual and collective team training, and leadership.” Resilient means having “the mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral ability to face and […]

Los Angeles Procession includes CSMR

In step, Color Guard and Marching unit go the distance On 13 SEP 2014, the CSMR provided support to the City Of Los Angeles’ Birthday Celebration. A Color Guard and marching element gave direct, physical support for the City of Los Angeles’ Birthday Celebration during a parade that moved along N. Main St to 555 […]

Holiday Dine Out – While waitin...

The CSMR HQ RSC(S) has begun to join gears and start to coordinate a plan for this year’s Holiday Dine Out. We all await to know the specific logistical hand-off. So, while we “Hurry-up and wait!”, proceed past “Go!” and get prepared to wear your new uniforms, with tickets and flyers stuffed in the pockets […]