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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Promotions well earned – Congra...

16May2015 1st Sgt. (CA) Dennis Barberic was promoted to Sgt. Maj. (CA) and Staff Sgt. (CA) Richard Marazisky was promoted to Sgt. 1st Class (CA).  Both Soldiers are part of 1st Btn, 2nd Bde, headquartered at Los Alamitos, CA.   Sgt. Maj. (CA) Barberic  is a prior service combat experienced soldier from a Cavalry unit. In celebrating […]

Glossary of Acronyms

Glossary of Acronyms: ACU – Army Combat Uniform AIT – Advanced Individual Training ANCOC – Advanced NCO Course ASU – Army Service Uniform AT – Annual Training BNCOC – Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course BOC – Basic Orientation Course, required for all SMR soldiers CAB – Combat Action Badge CAL-EMA – California Emergency Management Agency CERT […]

Class 1-14, BNCOC

Class 1-14, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC) was held on 8-9, and 15 MAR 2014 at JFTB, Los Alamitos, CA. Thirty-four students registered for training and twenty-eight graduated. Outstanding class student was Staff Sgt. Maurice Scott and Spec. Kim Carlisle made the Commandant’s List. Course NCOIC was Sergeant 1st Class Dan Stow and course Commandant […]

Soldier of the Year – Spec. Jon...

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 […]