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Maj. Gen. Garshak portraitThe Adjutant General/ Commanding General: Maj. Gen. Michael J. Garshak
Major General Michael J. Garshak is the Adjutant General of Idaho and the Commanding General of the Idaho National Guard. The Adjutant General is appointed by the governor and has command over the state’s Army and Air National Guard units, as well as all other entities within the Idaho Military Division.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Edward BarnowskiState Command Chief Warrant Officer: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Edward Barnowski
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Edward Barnowski is the Idaho National Guard’s command chief warrant officer. He is responsible for advising the adjutant general and commander, Idaho National Guard, and other members of the Idaho National Guard command group on a variety of matters pertaining to policies and actions affecting the warrant officer cohort. The duties of the command chief warrant officer include educating, managing, training, recruiting and providing career enhancement for warrant officers within the state.

Command Sgt. Maj. Alice RandolphSenior Enlisted Leader: Command Sgt. Maj. Alice Mapes
Command Sergeant Major Alice Mapes is the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Idaho National Guard, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. As the state’s Senior Enlisted Leader, she communicates directly to the state’s commanding general on behalf of the Idaho National Guard’s enlisted members.

Special Staff

State Chaplain

The Mission of the Joint Chaplaincy is to provide religious support to Idaho’s Air and Land Warriors across the full spectrum of operations. Ministry Teams assist commanders in ensuring the right of free exercise of religion, and provide spiritual, moral and ethical leadership to the Idaho National Guard.

Contact the State Chaplain: 208-272-6468

Staff Judge Advocate

The Idaho National Guard’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General is part of the Joint Force Headquarters and comprised of Army and Air Force lawyers, legal administrators, and specialists. Judge advocates assist commanders with Operational Law, Civil Law, and Military Justice. Our lawyers provide limited legal assistance services to service members and their families.

The Staff Judge Advocate will provide legal support to commanders, legal services required by service members for mobilizations or deployment, and legal assistance on personal legal problems to eligible persons.


Full Time Staff Judge Advocate
3882 W. Ellsworth Street, Bldg. 440
Boise, ID 83705


Public Affairs Office

Public Affairs fulfills the Idaho National Guard’s obligation to keep its military members and the citizens of Idaho informed. Public Affairs helps to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in Idaho’s National Guard and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.

The National Guard –
Public Affairs Officer

Lt. Col. Christopher Borders
Community Relations Event Request

If you would like to request Idaho National Guard personnel or equipment to be a part of your community event, please contact the Community Relations manager 208-272-4142 or 208-422-5042.
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