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.
Doser received his commission from the University of Nevada, Reno’s ROTC Program in 1985 and was the class’s distinguished military graduate. He graduated from UNR in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Doser has command experience at a wide range of military levels ranging from platoon through brigade echelons. Prior to becoming Commander, he served as the Nevada Guard’s Director of the Joint Staff as well as the Army Guard’s Chief of Staff and the Army Assistant Adjutant General.
Doser served in Afghanistan for more than a year in 2008-2009 as a team chief for the Nevada Guard’s Embedded Training Team. During the same deployment, he later became the Chief of Staff for the Afghanistan Regional Security Integration Command – East.
In his civilian occupation, Doser is a police detective with the Reno Police Department who specializes in the investigation of sexually-motivated crimes, child abuse and domestic violence.
Doser is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.