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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Officer Profile: Capt. Dan Derkum

NAME: Capt. Dan Derkum AGE: 52 LIVES IN:  Lake Forest, CA JOINED CSMR:  2007 CSMR DUTY: Deputy Commander, Special Olympics Word Games CSMR HONORS AND TRAINING: CA-ARNG California Medal of Merit (CAMM) CA-ARNG California Commendation Medal (CACM) PRIOR MILITARY SERVICE: None. CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:  General Contractor FAMILY:  Wife (Lori), Children (4): Adam (graduated from USMC OCS July 2015), Eric […]

Officer Profile Warrant Officer Cand...

Age: 50 Lives in: Orange County Personal: Born in South-Central Los Angeles, reared in East LA and the San Gabriel Valley. Hobbies and interests include history buff and furniture building. Civilian Occupation: Risk manager and planning consultant for corporations and small businesses. Serves as both a civilian contractor and Disaster Assistance Employee for federal, state […]

NCO Profile: Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Cruz

NCO Profile: Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Cruz AGE: 53. LIVES IN: Riverside. CSMR DUTY:  Training NCO for CSMR 1st Battalion, 1/185 Armor. Transferred to RSC—S for MEMS Academy (proctoring). VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: USO at Ontario Airport. FAMILY: Married to wife, Annette, for 32 years. Two sons, Ivan Michael and Theodore Cruz (Army Pfc. who served in Iraq). […]

Officer profile: 1st Lt. Brenda E. Th...

Officer Profile: 1st Lt. Brenda E. Threatt Civilian Occupation: South Los Angeles area representative for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. CSMR Duties: Chaplain assisting youth at the Sunburst Youth Academy at the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos. Background: Born and raised in Los Angeles. Education: Majored in psychology at California State University, Los Angeles […]

Officer profile: Capt. Anthony Colann...

Officer Profile: Capt. Anthony Colannino CIVILIAN OCCUPATION: Deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County. LEGAL EDUCATION:  Juris doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in 1987. JOINED CSMR: July 2007 DUTY:  Judge Advocate General.  Capt. Colannino performs many duties and tasks including providing briefings to the National Guard on rules for the use of force, rules […]