Ohio National Guard History:
Supporting the Governor’s Inaugural
COLUMBUS, Ohio (01/14/19)
The Ohio National Guard has a long history of supporting inaugural ceremonies for Ohio’s governors, helping to honor a new state chief executive or one who is re-elected for a second term. During peacetime, the governor serves as the commander in chief of the Ohio National Guard and has the authority to activate Guard Soldiers and Airmen during times of natural disaster, civil disorder or other declared emergency.
Mike DeWine took office at midnight Jan. 14, 2019, as Ohio’s 70th governor.