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Vermont State Guard


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The Vermont State Guard Motto is “Ready to Serve.” We do this at the direction of the Governor of Vermont through the Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard. As such, our unpaid volunteer activities take place only within the state. We are men and women, ages 17 to 80, former military service or experienced civilian, possessing the necessary skills, knowledge, and commitment to plan for organizational readiness and perform multiple tasks to support the Vermont National Guard in emergency or service events.


Who We Are

Commanding General’s Statement:

The Vermont State Guard is comprised of dedicated volunteer men and women, committed to serving the State of Vermont. It is this passion to service that makes the Vermont State Guard a cut above.

As the threat to our national and local security increases with recent events and an unsettling global climate, and because homeland security is a national priority, the role of the Vermont State Guard, along with other state guards, becomes ever more important.

When substantial portions of the Vermont National Guard (Army and Air) become deployed outside of the state, the Vermont State Guard may be called upon to assume responsibilities of the National Guard during their absence. By order of the Governor, and under the direction of the Adjutant General, the Vermont State Guard may be called upon to provide services during a state emergency, or to perform a humanitarian role in special situations. Whatever the call, it is incumbent upon the Vermont State Guard to be ready.

The Vermont State Guard is one of many state guards throughout the country.

Richard D. Morrison , Major General

Commanding General, Vermont State Guard

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