The Soldiers and Airmen of the Ohio National Guard stand ready to support federal, state and community missions. Always ready. Always there.


Governor Mike DeWine

The Governor is the commander in chief of the Ohio National Guard and, as such, has the authority to activate the Ohio National Guard to support and assist local authorities during state emergencies or for homeland defense.


Adjutant General
Major General John C. Harris Jr.

The Adjutant General is a member of the Governor’s cabinet and is responsible for the command of the Ohio Army National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve and Ohio Naval Militia. The Adjutant General supervises the flag officer heads of these components in the day-to-day operation and management of the readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment and real property resources of the agency.