MICHIGAN

DEFENSE

FORCE

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

24th Special Troops Brigade, 2nd Battalion HQ

Welcome to the Michigan Defense Force

           The Michigan Defense Force under state law Michigan Military Act 150 of 1967 and under United States Code 32 USC 109 is a component of the States Military Establishment and is constituted as a State Defense Force. Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 32.509 State Military Establishment Sec. 109 "The organized militia of this state taken collectively shall be known as the state military establishment and constitutes the armed forces of this state. The organized militia consist of Army National Guard, Air National Guard and the defense force when actually in existence as provided in this act."  The Michigan Defense Force is 1 of 3 authorized Armed Forces of the State of Michigan and serves under the Governor as Commander in Chief. The Michigan  Defense Force,  24th Special Troops Brigade (32 USC 109) reserved to support Michigan Army and Air National Guard as a force multiplier, under the direction on The Adjunct General and Chief of Staff for the Joint Chiefs. The State Defense Force supports the State of Michigan with DOMOPS (Domestic Operations) such as Military Support to Civil Authority (MSCA) Operations. Support Task Assignments Include Michigan Emergency Management Plan Tasks (MEMP) Such as Logistics: POD, Warehousing, Mass sheltering. Communications: Establish and maintain Interoperable Communications with local, state, and federal agencies. Engineering: Debris Removal, Infrastructure Damage Assessment, SAR, Hazmat/CBRNE, and Flood Response. Security: Traffic Control, EVAC Route, ECP, CIP. State Defense Force Essential task's include: MI’s Receipt, Store and Stage (RSS) of the CDC Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Support MING with County Liaison Officers (LNO), Support the MING with Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (JRSOI) staffing, Support MING with Retirement Services Specialists, Support State, County, and Local authorities with Search, Rescue, Recovery.

       Citizens of Michigan, from all walks of life, serve a proud and personally rewarding tradition as members of the Michigan Defense Force. Use this site to learn more about your state defense force. Prior military service is not required to be a member, only dedication and a sense of duty to your fellow citizens. Visit our recruiting links to speak with a recruiter in your area.


LTC Michael E. Ewing

SDF Brigade Commander

MG Paul D. Rogers

State of Michigan Adjutant General

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Commander-in-Chief

Our Recent Work

SDF Response Shiawassee Tornados March 2019 

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Michigan Defense Force March 2019

TRAINING AT FORT CUSTER

MARS SEARCH JULY 2015

WHO WE ARE

Michigan Defense Force Shall Stand Ready to Serve and Protect The State of Michigan". . .  in case of insurrection, invasion, disaster or other emergency, actual or imminent...."


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ELIGIBILITY

The Michigan Defense Force is actively seeking dedicated and committed individuals who are interested in serving the State of Michigan, and country as a citizen soldier.


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PHOTOS & VIDEO

Photos and Videos are of actual trainings and operations!






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Defense Force Operations

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Contact Information

Military Emergency Operations

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OUR ESSENTIAL TASK's

  • Support the Michigan National Guard with Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (JRSOI) staffing.
  • Support Michigan's Receipt, Store, and Stage (RSS) of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Strategic National Stock Pile (SNS).
  • Support the Michigan National Guard (MING) with county Liaison Officers (LNO).


  • Support Michigan National Guard with Retirement Services Specialists (RSO)
  • Support Michigan National Guard and County / Local Authorities with Search and Rescue (SAR).
  • Support Michigan with certified Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: [email protected]

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CALL (989) 341-4650

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Get in touch!

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Michigan Defense Force

2nd Battalion HQ

BUENA VISTA ARMORY

1800 S. Outer Drive

Saginaw, MI 48601

Contact

Hours

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      Michigan Agencies​

STATE OF MICHIGAN - DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS - STATE DEFENSE FORCE (32 USC 109)