Government Shutdown Notice:

As a result of the government shutdown, the following is in effect:

Idhao National Guard

Joint Force Headquarters - Idaho

3882 W. Ellsworth Street, Bldg 440
Boise, ID 83705


Joint Force Headquarters-Idaho (JFHQ-ID) maintains trained and equipped forces as reserve components of the Army and Air Force and performs missions as directed by state or Federal Authorities.  The JFHQ-ID supports command and control of all assigned Army and Air National Guard forces.  In accordance with policies and procedures established by the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force, the JFHQ-ID will establish the capability to provide one or more joint task force command elements able to exercise command and control of Homeland Defense, Defense Support to Civil Authorities, and/or other domestic emergency missions in a State Active Duty, Title 32 or Title 10 status.  In addition, the JFHQ-ID provides expertise and situational awareness to DoD authorities to facilitate integration of federal and state activities.

Joint Staff

J1 - Manpower and Personnel

Provide personnel actions training, support and evaluation to all soldiers and organizations in the Idaho National Guard. Participate in contingency planning and mobilization and deployment preparation to provide timely and appropriate military support to meet Federal, State and Community missions. Assess, evaluate and monitor the status of personnel readiness of National Guard units and implement programs and procedures to meet personnel readiness requirements.

J2 - Intelligence

The JFHQ-ID J2 advises the AG of the State of Idaho as well as Joint Force Headquarters-ID(JFHQ-ID) staff on all intelligence related matters to include, but not limited to, current intelligence, foreign (as it relates to the US) and domestic threat information, situational awareness, intelligence policy for the JFHQ-ID, intelligence functional areas, joint intelligence policy programs, and Special Security Office (SSO) operations. The J2 also manages the personnel, information and physical security (AA&E) programs, as well as exercises policy and oversight for all Communications Security programs.

J3 - Operations

The J-3 is responsible for assisting the Idaho Command Group in the direction and control of all Idaho National Guard Operations. The J-3 conducts this mission through planning, coordinating, information sharing and integrating all aspects of Idaho National Guard Operations. These operations include, but ar not limited to, training, force integration, readiness, mobilization, and domestic operations including congressionally mandated programs: the Counter Drug Program and the Weapons of Mass Destruction - Civil Support Team Program.

J4 - Logistics

The J-4 serves as the primary advisor to the IDARNG for all logistics matters to include, but not limited to: supply, maintenance, transportation, acquisition logistics, installation/facility and environmental issues. The mission of the J-4 is to participate in joint matters at the strategic level with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, other Defense Agencies and the Combatant Commands in support of the National Security Strategy, the national Homeland Security Strategy, and other Department of Defense (DoD) strategies, guidance, directives, deliberate and crisis action plans and contingency operations.

J5 - Strategic Plans and Policy

The J5 plans, conducts and facilitates strategic planning for the Idaho National Guard and is responsible for the State Partnership Program as well as providing staff coordination and administration of activities and programs which integrate military and non-military agencies and international programs.

J6 - Command, Control, Communications & Computers

The J-6 will provide high quality, effective and affordable Information Technology Services to the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians of the Idaho National Guard. Our focus is to ensure commanders can exceed all standards in performing their state and worldwide federal mission.

J7 - Development, Doctrine and Training

The J7 serves as the primary staff directorate for developing and documenting joint training plans, joint training and joint exercises. The J7 is responsible for the IDNG Joint Professional Military Education Program and assisting in reporting and documenting joint training assessments and conducting After Action Reviews of Joint training activities.

J8 - Force Structure, Resources & Assessment

Responsible to Idaho National Guard for resource oversight, guidance, policy, procedures, and assessments

Special Staff

State Chaplain

The Mission of the Joint Chaplaincy is to provide religious support to Idaho's Air and Land Warriors across the full spectrum of operations. Ministry Teams assist commanders in ensuring the right of free exercise of religion, and provide spiritual, moral and ethical leadership to the Idaho National Guard.

> State Chaplain Web Site

Judge Advocate - JAG

The Idaho National Guard’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General is part of the Joint Force Headquarters and comprised of Army and Air Force lawyers, legal administrators, and specialists. .

Judge advocates assist commanders with Operational Law, Civil Law, and Military Justice. Our lawyers provide limited legal assistance services to service members and their families.

> JAG Web Site

Public Affairs Office

Public Affairs fulfills the Idaho National Guard's obligation to keep it's military members and the citizens of Idaho informed. Public Affairs helps to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in Idaho's National Guard and it's readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war. The National Guard - Always Ready, Always There.

> Public Affairs Office Web Site