Army National Guard

More than 6,000 citizen-soldiers make up the ranks of the Washington Army National Guard. They faithfully safeguard lives and property here at home, while serving our nation in locations around the world.

The Washington Army National Guard is comprised of five Major Subordinate Commands: the 56th Theater Information Operations Group, the 81st Brigade Combat Team, the 96th Troop Command, the 96th Aviation Troop Command and the 205th Training Regiment. Soldiers with the Washington Army National Guard live in every community across Washington State – from Spokane to Seattle, Anacortes to Walla Walla – and have been an integral part of Washington state communities for generations.

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Washington Army National Guard Strategic Plan

 The Washington Army National Guard (WAARNG) Strategic Plan is a plan to achieve the WAARNG goals for organizational change over the next 10 years. The purpose of this document is to provide a point of aim for the organization. 

This document outlines the desired strategic “Ends” of the organization in support of our Mission and general “Ways” to pursue them. The strategic plan’s primary inputs are: National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy, National Military Strategy, Director of the Army National Guard (DARNG) Vision and Strategy, Guard 4.0, The Army Strategy, and the Washington Military Department (WMD) Strategy. 

While informed by National Defense Strategy, this Strategic Plan refers to the Business and Organizational Strategy of the WAARNG. It takes many elements from civilian strategic organizational change endeavors.

Read the Washington Army National Guard Strategic Plan 2020 - 2030 (Booklet)

Washington Army National Guard Strategic Plan 2020 - 2030 (Full)

Commanding General's Vision 2021

Commanding General Reading List (August 2020)