OUR
MISSION
MISSION STATEMENT
Our Mission
The Missouri National
Guard organizes, trains
and prepares a Family
and community-based
force of ready CitizenSoldiers and Airmen as
units to defend and serve
the people of Missouri
and the United States of
America.
Our Mission VISION
The Missouri National
Guard is a recognized
community and national
leader in Soldier, Airman
and Family readiness,
possessing agile and
effective units capable of
responding to changing
demands.
Our Mission VALUES
Soldier, Airman and Family focused
Honor in all we do
Opportunities for all
Willing to Learn
Meet changing demands
Empower and mentor
DUAL MISSION
Our Mission
The National Guard is
the only armed service
that has two missions.
To provide FEDERAL
support when called by
the president and to
support to STATE
authorities when needed
FEDERAL MISSION
Our Mission
Our FEDERAL
MISSION is to
maintain properly
trained and
equipped units for
prompt mobilization
for war, national
emergencies, or as
otherwise directed
by the President
STATE MISSION
Our Mission
Our STATE MISSION
is to provide trained
and disciplined forces
for domestic
emergencies or as
otherwise required by
state law under the
authority of the
Governor
Local Force
National impact
Our Mission
Gov. Jay Nixon
Commander-in-Chief,
Missouri National Guard
Member, Council of
Governors
Maj. Gen. Steve Danner
Adjutant General of Missouri
Past Chairman, NGAUS
Gen. Frank Grass
Chief, National Guard Bureau
Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Missouri Guard
leaders occupy
critical national
roles and
influence key
policy
decisions.
Economic Impact
Our Mission
The Missouri
National Guard’s
economic impact
in Fiscal Year
2014 was more
than $1 billion
OUR
FORCE
AIRLIFT
Our Mission
The 139th Airlift
Wing, in St. Joseph,
provides the state
and nation with
immediately
deployable, combatready C-130H-model
aircraft
AVIATION
Our Mission
The 35th Combat
Aviation Brigade
units fly AH-64A
Apaches, LUH-72
Lakotas, UH-60
Blackhawks, and C12 Hurons.
ENGINEERS
Our Mission
Army and Air
Engineers
undertake, plan,
integrate and direct
the execution of
engineer missions
FIELD
ARTILLERY
Our Mission
Known as the King
of Battle, Missouri’s
field artillery units
have a long, proud
history. Its Soldiers
have deployed to
support overseas
contingency
operations and
stateside flooding.
AIR OPERATIONS
Our Mission CONTROL
The 157th Air
Operations Group,
at Jefferson
Barracks, provides
trained,
experienced cadre
to execute joint
forces air
component
commander’s
contingency plans.
INFANTRY
Our Mission
The backbone of the
Army, Infantry
returned to Missouri
in 2007. With units
strategically placed
around the state,
these foot Soldiers
are among the most
elite in the Missouri
Guard.
LONG RANGE BOMBING
Our Mission
The 131st Bomb
Wing, at Whiteman
Air Force Base,
provides full
spectrum,
expeditionary B-2
Spirit global strike
and combat support
capabilities
MEDICAL
Our Mission
Missouri medical
personnel provide a
wide range of
medical services,
whether they are
helping after a
stateside
emergency or
supporting efforts
overseas.
MILITARY POLICE AND
Our Mission
SECURITY FORCES
Military Police and
Security Forces are
prepared to assist
civil authorities
during stateside
emergencies and
conduct a wide
range of security
and law and orderrelated overseas
missions.
SUPPORT
UNITS
Our Mission
The Missouri National
Guard could not
function without
critical support units
including maintenance,
supply, signal and
transportation. They
are indispensible in
both the fight overseas
and during state
emergencies.
SPECIALIZED
UNITS
AND
PROGRAMS
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7 WMD CST
Our Mission
7TH WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION CIVIL SUPPORT TEAM
The 7th Weapons of
Mass Destruction
Civil Support Team
supports civil
authorities in
responding to
suspected weapons
of mass destruction
attacks by rapidly
deploying to and
assessing an
affected area.
Homeland Response
Our Mission Force
The joint Homeland
Response Force is a 566member team
augmenting existing
CERFP with a brigadelevel headquarters and
security forces. The
team offers another
layer of assistance to
civil authorities in
chemical, biological,
radiological and nuclear
incidents.
140TH REGIMENT
Our Mission
REGIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
The 140th Regiment
hosts a variety of
classes including
military
occupational
specialty courses
and officer and
warrant officer
candidate schools.
RECRUIT SUSTAINMENT
Our Mission PROGRAM
The 27th Recruiting
and Retention
Battalion’s Recruit
Sustainment
Program prepares
new Soldiers for the
rigors of basic and
advanced individual
training.
COUNTERDRUG
Our Mission TASK FORCE
The Counterdrug
Task Force provides
specialized
equipment, facilities
and personnel to aid
law enforcement
and supplies
personnel to
educate students
and community
organizations.
Advanced Airlift Tactics
Our MissionTraining Center
The Advanced Airlift Tactics
Training Center increases the
warfighting effectiveness and
survivability of mobility forces
and has maintained a reputation
as the mobility Air Force's
"Tactics Center of Excellence"
since its inception. In 2014,
added C-130H Weapons
Instructor Course (WIC).
Cyber Threat Response
Our Mission Team
Missouri will be the
first state to fully staff
a National Guard
computer network
defense team that will
respond to cyber
threats or attacks,
whether physical or
internet-related, at both
the state and possibly
national level.
STATE PARTNERSHIP
Our Mission PROGRAM
Missouri’s state
partnership with
Panama improves
long-term
international
security while
building a
partnership across
all levels of society
that is mutually
beneficial.
SUPPORTING
OUR
COMMUNITIES
AND
FAMILIES
Our Mission
Maj. Gen. Steve Danner
launched Guard TV, a
monthly, half-hour public
affairs program, to keep the
public informed about
Missouri National Guard
deployments, missions,
training and other activities.
It is aired on a number of
stations throughout the
state, or may be viewed on
DVIDSHUB.net
Guard TV
SHOW ME HEROES
Our Mission
Gov. Jay Nixon’s initiative to
provide increased employment,
interview and hiring opportunities
to Missouri’s Veterans and National
Guard and Reserve forces, and to
showcase those employers who
have pledged to do so.
www.ShowMeHeroes.mo.gov
EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF
Our Mission
THE GUARD AND RESERVE
ESGR promotes a
culture in which
employers support
and value their
employees’ military
service. It is crucial
to our mission as
Citizen-Soldiers and
Airmen
FAMILY PROGRAMS
Our Mission
The Family Program
Office has a twofold
mission – to improve
the quality of life for
Guard members and
their Families, and
to enhance service
member readiness
and retention.
MILITARY FUNERAL
Our Mission HONORS
Established in 1999,
the Military Funeral
Honors Program
coordinates and
provides military
funeral honors to
Missouri’s military
Veterans.
VETERANS RECOGNITION
Our Mission PROGRAM
Through the
Veterans
Recognition
Program, Missouri
has recognized
thousands of
Veterans who
served during World
War II, Korea and
Vietnam.
YELLOW RIBBON
Our Mission PROGRAM
The Defense Department’s
Yellow Ribbon
Reintegration Program
synchronizes, plans and
manages the deployment
cycle support process for
unit and individual
mobilizations in support of
the Adjutant General’s
intent.
VISIT
US
ONLINE!
Our Mission
The Missouri National
Guard is a national leader
in social networking. Visit
us on Facebook, Flickr,
MySpace, Twitter,
YouTube or on our blog at
MoGuard.com.