What is the role of the ARNG Officer Strength Manager? After doing some research online, I couldn’t find a specific job description, so I will explain the role, duties and responsibilities of the Officer Strength Manager (OSM) to the best of my abilities.
- To help officers enter the ARNG. The Officer Strength Manager works with officers in the IRR, other states, and officers who have resigned from the military but want to come back in. They help the officers complete their packets and oversee the entire process.
- To monitor officers leaving the ARNG. The OSM monitors officers leaving the ARNG, sometimes doing exit interviews and helping officers transition out of the military, into the IRR or doing an inter-state transfer.
- To evaluate trends and keep Commanders informed. The OSM evaluates trends and shortfalls in the officer ranks. They look for patterns and report this information to G1 or to the TAG. They also prepare reports and work closely with the G1 Office.
- Normally the Officer Strength Manager is an AGR or Technician in the rank of 1LT thru Major.
Officer Strength Manager Course
New Officer Strength Managers attend the OSM Course at the Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas. The course is designed to teach new OSMs everything they need to know to fulfill their duties as an OSM. The course is approximately 2 weeks long.
On a side note, if you have experience working as an Officer Strength Manager, I would love to hear from you. There just isn’t much information about this job in the Army, so if you will please help those reading understand the position better, we would appreciate it. Please share some of your job duties and responsibilities with the rest of our community. Just leave a comment to this post to do so. Also, if you have any questions that I may be able to help you with, you can ask below. Thank you for visiting.