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Contact Information


Commander: (208) 272-3820
Operations NCO: (208) 272-3349
Administration: (208) 272-3825
Marketing: (208) 272-3627

Mission

To provide recruiting, retention, and attrition directives in order to ensure that the IDARNG has the right number of military personnel with the required skills, abilities, and motivation to effectively execute our state and federal mission.



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Interstate Transfer


Mission

To provide incoming and out going Soldiers with guidance and information to make their transfer a success!

Contact Information


Officer IST
4440 Gen Manning Ave
BLDG 312, Gowen Field
Office: 208-272-4167
Enlisted IST
4440 Gen Manning Ave
Building 312
Boise, ID 83705
Office: 208-272-5268

The Transferring Process

  • Notify current National Guard unit that you're relocating to another state.
  • Clear Supply. Turn-in everything issued to you by your unit (TA-50, etc.), but not clothing.
  • Begin Coordination. Your unit should notify your state's Interstate Transfer Coordinator (IST). The IST will locate possible choices of unit's to which you may transfer.

Uncoordinated Transfer

  • National Guard member moves to another state without prior coordination.
  • Soldier should request an excused absence from training for 90 days in order to find a new National Guard unit and execute a transfer.
  • Current unit should notify the IST Coordinator in your state of your new address and telephone number.
  • Remember that you are required to attend all scheduled training with your current until unless properly excused.
  • IST Coordinator in your new state will assist with your reassignment once you have moved to your new location.

Other Matters

  • One has the possibility to change to a different Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). If the gaining unit has a vacancy and you meet the prerequisites for that MOS.
  • You can retain your current rank if you’re E6 and below. E7’s mush be placed in a vacant E7 position.
  • If you’re currently contracted for (and eligible) for a bonus, then you should be able to retain that eligibility when you move to the new state, as long as you ensure the following: If your bonus is for a specific MOS, then you must remain in that MOS. If your bonus contract is for a specific type of unit (bonus unit), then you must transfer to a bonus eligible unit within the new state.
  • Failure to remain in a bonus eligible MOS or Bonus Unit can result in temporary suspension of payments or perhaps termination from the bonus program.

Suggestions

  • Don’t close your current bank account you have established for direct deposit. Wait until you’ve received at least one paycheck deposited into a new account before closing the old.
  • Instead of electing 90 days excused absence (without pay) during the relocation process, you may request to attend drills with a National Guard unit in your new state until a transfer is completed. It takes prior coordination between units, but it’s not a difficult process.
  • You’ll be paid through your current unit, even though you’re split-training with a unit in your new state. The IST Coordinator can be helpful in this process.

Officer Recruiting


ROTC

Contact Information


Officer Strength Manager
4440 Gen Manning Ave
BLDG 305, Gowen Field
Office: 208-272-4167

Specialty Branch Recruiter
(208) 272-3828

Mission


To provide recruiting, retention, and attrition directives in order to ensure that the IDARNG has the right number of military personnel with the required skills, abilities, and motivation to effectively execute our state and federal mission.

OCS Fact Sheets


Current IDARNG Members
Not Prior Service
Prior Service or Another Branch Current Service Members

Retention


Contact Information

4440 Gen Manning Ave
Building 312
Boise, ID 83705
Office: (208) 272-3821

Background

Maintaining membership in the Idaho Army National Guard is an honor that has a legacy tied back to 13 December 1636 when a direct declaration was signed. Since this declaration many American citizens have stood up to answer the call to serve and protect their state and nation through the National Guard. The Idaho Army National Guard members of today stand with the same intent as those who first stood to defend freedom. It is this legacy that we leave to our following generations. It is this legacy that we aim to protect through asking those in uniform to maintain their commitment to this cause. It is with honor that we serve those who have made this commitment to freedom with the full knowledge of resources and recognition that we have to honor their service and commitment. Knowing the highest honor is being able to serve and continue the legacy of those who have served before us.

The following are some of the programs/information that we have to offer Soldiers in the Idaho Army National Guard:

Call (208) 272-3821 for Current and up to date information on all incentives

Retention Training

  • Training leaders E5 and above in how to conduct retention activities and provide them with the tools and information necessary in order to conduct such activities.

Recruit Sustainment Program


The purpose of the RSP is to prepare new enlistees of the Idaho Army National Guard for the rigor of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. The time with the RSP will prepare Soldiers to be trained tactically, technically, mentally and physically. Once a Soldier has completed his or her time, they will have a leg up on the competition at their Basic Combat Training Site.

Locations and Contacts


A Company

(208) 272-7533
Map of RSP Companies B Company

(208) 272-4943
Map of RSP Companies
C Company

(208) 272-3837
Map of RSP Companies D Company

(208) 272-7156
Map of RSP Companies

Specialty Branch


Specialty Branch

Contact Information

Specialty Branch Recruiter
(208) 272-3828

Mission

The National Guard offers direct commissions in Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Branches to highly qualified medical professionals who have acquired special skills through education and employment experience.

Opportunities exist for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Nurses, and persons who desire a career in medical administrative, logistical, and operational positions. Additional opportunities exist with The Judge Advocate General Corps and Chaplains Corps. Learn more! officer recruiter.