The Maryland Military Department will man, equip, train and deploy its National Guard units and soldiers and airmen in support of Federal missions as directed by the President of the United States. The Department will employ its citizen-soldiers and airmen, emergency management professionals, and its volunteer forces to coordinate and support state response to any major emergency or disaster, to support local governments, to coordinate assistance from the Federal government, and to respond to requests for assistance from other states. The Department will be one of the leading state agencies in caring for Maryland’s servicemen and their families. The Department will provide civilian-based professional and technical support to the Maryland Military Department and its subordinate units and agencies.
A Vision of Excellence
Ready to Respond When Called Upon
The Maryland Military Department will further position itself as a ready and relevant organization, prepared to answer all calls for service – be it from the Governor or President. In so doing, we will preserve and uphold our rich history and proud tradition of service to the citizens of both the State of Maryland and the United States of America.
Taking Care of People First
The Maryland Military Department will ensure that our military and civilian leadership continue to appreciate and value our most precious assets – our citizen-soldiers and airmen, and civilian and emergency management professionals, and their families – who collectively form the backbone of the Maryland Military Department. Together, we will work as one team to enhance readiness and quality of life for all who proudly serve our state and nation.
Responsible Community Engagement
The Maryland National Guard is a part of the very fabric of our communities, and as such, each and every Guardsman - particularly leaders - has an obligation to tell the Guard story and to play a leadership role in the communities we serve, wherever and whenever possible.
Unparalleled Commitment to Stewardship
We will uphold our commitment to be both good stewards of the environment and the resources provided to us by the Federal and state government. We will seek continuous improvement, always looking to adopt those best practices from the public and private sectors that will provide meaningful and lasting benefit for all stakeholders.
Effectively Communicating Within the Organization
Effective communications up and down the chain of command will be the hallmark of our success. We will foster an environment that develops leaders with integrity, competence and moral courage at all levels. We will be open and fair while providing opportunities for all to serve and succeed.