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Rhode Island Army National Guard 



 The Rhode Island Army National Guard traces its history from the first colonial defensive force established in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638. This group of citizen soldiers consisted of two sergeants, two corporals, and on clerk. From this humble beginning the States military grew, providing forces in many conflicts during the pre-revolutionary period, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the Mexican Border, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Stabilization Forces (SFOR) in the Balkans and most recently the War on Terrorism.


Today, the Rhode Island Army National Guard consists of a force of over 2,500 dedicated men and women, who are prepared to serve our State or Nation in a variety of military specialties. Rhode Island has citizen soldiers qualified in military occupational specialties which include Artillery, Infantry, Signal, Engineer, Aviation, and Military Police.


We invite you to read a brief history of the RI Guard here on our HISTORY ​​​​​​​​​page. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​





 ​Joint Force Headquarters

​43d Military Police Brigade ​56 Troop Command Special Operations Detachment - Global (SOD-G)​

RI Medical Command



Commanding General

The Adjutant General

BG Christopher P. Callahan

Land Component
BG Bennett E. Singer

Chief of Staff
COL Robert J. Hayden

State (Acting)
Chief Command Warrant Officer
CW4 Daniel J. Curran

Command Sergeant Major
CSM Moises A. Moniz