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Office of the Chief of Reserve Affairs (OCRA)

Transportation Schools

Officer Development

Warrant Officer Personnel Development

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About Office of the Chief of Reserve Affairs (OCRA)


Ensures the Reserve Component (USAR and ARNG) perspectives are fully integrated in the development of emerging doctrine, leader development, and force structure impacting the manning, equipping, training, readiness, and daployability of Reserve Component Transportation Units and Soldiers. Provides the Chief of Transportation timely and accurate perspectives on personnel, equipment, training, and deployment issues that pertain to the Reserve Component Transportation Community.

Sgt. William Bachman, a motor transport operator with340th Brigade Support Battalion, California National Guard, unloads a flat of 155mm howitzer rounds during Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, June 10, 2022. Western Strike 22 is an eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise led by the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, that provides National Guard Soldiers immersed training similar to a combat training center and aims to increase participating unit's readiness and lethality.(Photo by Sgt. James Bunn, 128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
The National Guard and Army Reserve Crests side by side representing all the reserve components.

Key Function

  • Assists in the integration of all facets of Reserve Component (RC) individual and collective training (into the RC) to include support for RC Officer, Warrant Officer and Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) leader development, Military Occupational Specialty Qualification (MOSQ), and unit training initiatives. Ensures training, doctrine, and combat development activities are well coordinated.
  • Advises the Deputy to the Commandant to ensure training for both reserve components (Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve) meet the One Army School System (OASS) standard
  • Advises the Chief of Transportation (COT) on Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) program and other RC-specific programs.
  • Spearheads the integration, collective training, and coordination of all RC-related force integration actions for Forces Command (FORSCOM), Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), Office of the Chief of the Army Reserves (OCAR), Army National Guard (ARNG) and United States Army Reserve Command (USARC).
  • Serves as the liaison to the U.S. Transportation School, Government, and non-governmental agencies to facilitate credentialing programs.
  • Serves as the liaison among the U.S. Army Transportation School, Regional Training Institutions (ARNG), and Total Army School