National Guard


The Adjutant General
The Adjutant General


Brigadier General William R. Burks is the Adjutant General for the State of Nevada.  As Adjutant General, he is the senior uniformed Nevada National Guard officer responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, programs and plans affecting more than 4,000 Nevada Army and Air National Guard personnel. Appointed by the Governor, State of Nevada, General Burks serves as the Governor’s principal adviser on all National Guard issues.

The Assistant Adjutant General, Air Guard
The Assistant Adjutant General, Air Guard


Brig. Gen. Ondra L. Berry serves as Assistant Adjutant General, Nevada Air National Guard. He is responsible for developing and coordinating all policies, programs and plans affecting more than 1,100 Nevada Air National Guard personnel, and the Nevada Air National Guard’s C-130, MQ-1/9 and Distributed Common Ground Station weapons systems. Appointed by the Nevada Adjutant General, Berry serves as the principal advisor on all Nevada Air National Guard issues, responsible for federal and state missions. Additionally, he serves as the official channel of communication with the National Guard Bureau and U.S. Department of the Air Force.

Commander Army Guard
Commander Army Guard


Brig. Gen. Zachary F. Doser is the Commander of the more than 3,200 Soldiers in the Nevada Army Guard. He succeeded Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan as Commander in August 2017. The Nevada Army Guard includes two brigades, a recruiting and retention battalion, a medical detachment and Joint Force Headquarters.

Senior Enlisted Leader
Senior Enlisted Leader/State Command Sergeant Major


As the state’s senior enlisted leader, he advises both The Adjutant General and the Commander of the Army Guard on all matters concerning enlisted Airmen, Soldiers and their family members. He advises senior leadership on a myriad of topics including: recruiting, retention, training, resiliency, family support, community events, education and employment for the state’s enlisted Airmen and Soldiers. Kopacki supports the directors of the Joint, Army and Air staffs with the management of the full time enlisted staff, including Active Guard and Reserve Soldiers and Airmen as well as military technicians. He is also the Region 7 Chairman of the Army National Guard’s Command Sergeants Major Advisory Council.

CCMSgt Air Guard
CCMSgt Air Guard


Chief Master Sergeant Michael Drisdale Chief is the State Command Chief for the Nevada Air National Guard. Chief Drisdale is the principle advisor to the Adjutant General for all enlisted issues and is responsible for matters influencing readiness, force development, health, morale and welfare for the over 900 assigned enlisted personnel and their families.

Policy Letters:
16-01 Unit Provided Cadre Support.pdf
16-02 End of Year Procedures.pdf
16-03 INCAP Pay Request Process.pdf
16-04 Alcohol and Gambling.pdf
16-05 Commander's Safety Philosophy.pdf
16-06 GTC Delinquency Policy.pdf
16-10 Approve AEA and Procedures.pdf
16-14 NVNG Policy Letter GTC.pdf
16-15 Diversity Policy Statement.pdf
Full-Time Leave_Pass_ Policy.pdf