Zachary F. Doser, a Reno police detective and Nevada Guardsman, was pinned as a brigadier general Tuesday during a ceremony at the Nevada State Capitol Building.
“I am very grateful,” said Doser, 51, who also became the Nevada Army National Guard’s assistant adjutant general on Tuesday. “I just want to thank the Nevada National Guard and the city of Reno for the opportunities they’ve provided me throughout my career.”
Doser, a three-decade veteran of the U.S. Army and 16-year veteran of the Nevada Army National Guard, served most recently as the Nevada Guard’s chief of staff. Previously, Doser was the commander of the 17th Sustainment Brigade — 2011 to 2014 — the largest brigade force in the state. Doser has also worked at the Reno Police Department since 1998. He was promoted to detective in 2005.
In attendance at the ceremony was Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger and interim Reno Police Chief Jason Soto.
“I’ve had the opportunity to observe Col. Doser over the years. I’ve always had a great deal of admiration and respect for the way he has conducted himself,” Sandoval said.
While deployed to Afghanistan, July 2008 to August 2009, Doser served as chief staff for the Afghan Regional Security Integration Command East and oversaw a joint staff of 3,500 personnel. He received the Bronze Star Medal during deployment for meritorious service in a combat zone and the Combat Infantrymen’s Badge.
Doser replaces Brig. Gen. Robert Herbert as the Nevada Army National Guard’s assistant adjutant general.