About TXSGTexas State Guard

The Texas Military Department is composed of the three branches of the military in the state of Texas. These branches are the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard. All three branches are administered by the state Adjutant General, an appointee of the Governor of Texas, and fall under the command of the Governor.

The mission of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies; to conduct homeland security and community service activities under the umbrella of Defense Support to Civil Authorities; and to augment the Texas Army National Guard and Texas Air National Guard as required.

Headquartered at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, the TXSG functions as an organized state militia under the authority of Title 32 of the U.S. Code and Chapter 437 of the Texas Government Code.

 


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Texas State Guard Components


The mission of the Texas State Guard Army component is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies; to conduct homeland security and community service activities under the umbrella of Defense Support to Civil Authorities; and to augment the Texas Army National Guard as required by providing trained communications support assets (human and electronic).

The Texas State Guard Army component consists of the following Regiments:

  • 1st Regiment
  • 2nd Regiment
  • 4th Regiment
  • 8th Regiment
  • 19th Regiment
  • 39th Regiment

The mission of the Texas State Guard Air component is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies; to conduct homeland security and community service activities under the umbrella of Defense Support to Civil Authorities; and to augment the Texas Air National Guard as required by providing trained communications support assets (human and electronic); a uniformed Force Presence; and Weather Observation teams in the North Texas areas.

The Texas State Guard Air component consists of the following Wings:

  • 4th Air Wing
  • 5th Air Wing

The mission of the Texas State Guard Medical component is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies; to conduct homeland security and community service activities under the umbrella of Defense Support to Civil Authorities; and to augment the Texas Army National Guard as required by providing trained communications support assets (human and electronic).

The Texas State Guard Medical component consists of the following Battalions:

  • 1st Battalion
  • 2nd Battalion
  • 3rd Battalion

The Maritime Regiment (TMAR) specifically embraces the unique structure and traditions of America’s Naval and Marine forces in preparing troops to carry out duties related to Texas’ land, marine, littoral and riverine environments. In the interest of creating the most effective response team, TMAR has forged working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies. TMAR’s unique scope of missions include operations along the State’s hundreds of miles of coastline, its lakes and shorelines, and the rivers which define Texas’s borders – from the northernmost canyons of Texas’s Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment component consists of the following Regiments:

  • 1st Regiment
  • 2nd Regiment
  • 3rd Regiment
  • TMAR Band

TXSG Enlistment Information:

  • Resident of Texas for at least 180 days
  • Age 18 to 70
  • Reasonable Good Health
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Valid Texas Drivers License
  • Prior Military Service NOT required
  • If Prior Service - Honorable discharge required
  • Federal Service retirement NOT affected
  • NO overseas deployment
  • Helpful skill sets: JAG/Military experienced Attorneys, Rescue, Medical [Doctors, Nurses, Dentist, Dental Asst., Paramedics, EMT], Civil Affairs, Chaplain, Communications, IT, CPA, Education, Historian
  • Education: High School Diploma, Home School Certificate, GED, College Transcripts
  • Educational and age requirements exist for officer commissioning