Part of the Museum
Systems of the United States Army and United States Air Force
Sergeant Major Doris J. Drennan
Educational and Conference Facility
On 2 January 2008, the California State
Military Museum opened the Sergeant Major Doris J. Drennan Educational
and Conference Facility. Located on the museum's second floor,
the facility is available for public use.
Size: 28 feet x 35 feet
Access: Private entry via stairwell. Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible through the museum
Classroom seating with tables: 40
Lecture seating without tables: 75
Facility Rental Fees
$50 per hour during museum hours, including
set up time.
$75per hour outside museum business hours.
$250 per day for rentals for than 8 hours.
$1,400 per week (seven days). Includes equipment use.
Corporate members receive discounts for
facility rentals. Go the the memberships
page for further details.
Equipment Rental Fees
Ceiling mounted PowerPoint projector.
Customer responsible for bringing their own laptop computer $25
per day rental.
37-in flat screen television with VHS
and DVD player. $50 per day.
Overhead projector. $15 per day
Table top telephone conference set: $15
30-cup coffee pot: $10 per day
Catering, including coffee service, is
the responsibility or the customer.
Non-governmental users must present a
bond or proof of insurance prior to rent.
Any permits required by the Department
of Alcohol Beverage Control is the responsibility of the customer.
Public partisan political events are not
allowed. Request for non-public political events will be reviewed
by the California State Military Department.
Organizations that would reflect badly
upon the museum, the California State Military Department, the
Armed Forces of the United States or allied nations, and or the
governments of the State of California or the United States are
not allowed. Museum reserves the right to refuse a request.
The site is part of a National Guard Armory
and as such entry constitutes consent to search and seizure.
Several dining options are within walking
Within walking distance of the Embassy
Suites and the Holiday Inn.
Free, wireless, and unsecured internet
This facility has been funded
in part by grants from:
2011 and 2012 Sponsors
Major Doris J. Drennan
Sergeant Major Doris Jeanne Drennan was
born in Denver, Colorado, on 26 March 1930 and enlisted in the
Navy Air Reserve on 29 March 1969 at the Naval Air Station, Alameda,
California. On 29 March 1973, Sergeant Major Drennan left the
Navy Air Reserve and enlisted in the United States Army Reserve
(USAR) and was assigned to the 6211th United States Army Garrison,
Camp Roberts, California. During this period, she was promoted
to Staff Sergeant. In 1974, Sergeant Major Drennan enlisted in
the California Army National Guard as a member of the 111th Area
Headquarters at Camp San Luis Obispo, California.
On 8 July 1975, Sergeant Major Drennan was
promoted to Sergeant First Class and in June 1977, she was attached
to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized),
159th Infantry Regiment (Fifth California Infantry) as the Personnel
Sergeant. In May of 1979, Sergeant Major Drennan was transferred
to the Army National Guard Training Site, Camp Roberts, California,
as the Personnel Management Supervisor. In 1981, Sergeant Major
Drennan was promoted to Master Sergeant and transferred to the
Office of the Adjutant General in Sacramento as the Personnel
Data Analyst for the newly implemented Standard Installation Division
Personnel System (SIDPERS). On 16 March 1989, Sergeant Major Drennan
was promoted to Sergeant Major, becoming the first woman in the
California Army National Guard to attain that rank.
On 31 March 1990, after a long and outstanding
career, Sergeant Major Drennan separated from the California Army
National Guard and joined the USAR Control Group (Retired). Sergeant
Major Drennan passed away on 4 October 2007 at the age of 77 in
Sergeant Major Drennan's awards and decorations
include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3rd
Award), Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, California
Service Medal (2nd Award), California Enlisted Excellence Ribbon
(3rd Award), California Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), California
Commendation Medal (2nd Award) and California Governor's Outstanding