About OAG Office of the Adjutant General

Seal of the Adjutant GeneralWho We Are: The Texas Military is commanded by The Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department, the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Task Force (DOMOPS).

Our Vision: America’s premier state military organization comprised of professional mission-ready forces, fully engaged with our communities, and relevant through and beyond 2035

Our Mission: Provide the Governor and the President with ready forces in support of state and federal authorities at home and abroad

Strategic Goals:

  1. Put People First - invest in our human capital- Put People First; with no exceptions! Our human capital is the single most valuable resource we have.  It is incumbent upon each one of us to train, coach, mentor, and guide the next generation of strong, ethical leaders.  This can only be accomplished if we develop or sustain programs focused on developing resilient, mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy service members and families.  This is the only way we, as an organization, will endure in this environment of uncertainty.
  2. Be Relevant - become the force provider of choice- We must be Relevant; it is critical that we continue to find new ways to distinguish ourselves as the force provider of choice. We cannot fail to recognize current threats and ignore opportunities to expand our capabilities. It is critical that we refine the tasks which we are particularly well suited; demonstrate the cost effectiveness of the Texas Military Department and market the unique skill sets we can provide. We are at the center of change.
  3. Be Ready - provide the right forces at the right time- As we go forward we enter an ever changing and more uncertain environment in terms of our politics, budget, and the constant change that shapes the environment in which we operate both at home and overseas.  Leaders at all levels must make maximum use of our resources and find creative ways to change, train, adapt and ensure that we remain ready to answer all challenges and missions.
  4. Communicate - get our message out- We must have effective communication between all four components of the Texas Military Department; Army, Air, State Guard and the Texas Military Department. Not only must we continually improve our internal communications it is critical to our success in the new operating environment that we improve our ability and willingness to communicate with our State Agency partners, first responders and external agencies.
  5. Partner - build relationships that matter- We must never forget that our organization’s success is dependent on effective multi-national, joint, interagency, public, and private sector collaboration; we cannot accomplish our mission without the support of our partners, both within and outside the government.  We must continue to build compulsory relationships within our State legislation, with the Department of Defense and among all components of the Texas Military Department. 


Points of Interest:


The Adjutant General, MG MG John Nichols

The Adjutant General – Texas
Major General John F. Nichols

Major General John F. Nichols became the 51st Adjutant General for the State of Texas on February 17, 2011. He is responsible to the Texas Governor for providing ready trained forces in support of state operation. He is also responsible to the President of the U.S. for providing ready trained forces of the Texas Army Guard and the Texas Air Guard in support of federal missions.