What is the National Guard's mission?

The Guard answers the call, at home or abroad.

The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

What is the National Guard?

The National Guard, the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions , celebrated its 364th birthday in 2000. The National Guard traces its history back to the earliest English colonies in North America. Responsible for their own defense, the colonists drew on English military tradition and organized their able-bodied male citizens into militias.

Are You Eligible?

If you feel you're ready to take the next step down your own path in the National Guard, you can get started today!

Call us today to follow in the footsteps of others who went before you, a path of service and distinction, and a path to your destiny: a Path to Honor! The “Path to Honor” is a great way to start and almost complete the administration process for enlistment.

Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander 
LTC Kory Knight

605-737-6797
kory.l.knight.mil@mail.mil

Recruiting and Retention Battalion Command Sergeant Major
CSM John Mallinger

605-737-6254
john.l.mallinger.mil@mail.mil

Recruiting and Retention Executive Officer 
CPT Brian Hass

605-737-6012
brian.p.hass2.mil@mail.mil

Recruiting and Retention Company First Sergeant
1SG Corey Rebenberg

605-737-6784
corey.rabenberg.mil@mail.mil

Recruiting and Retention Operations NCOIC
MSG Tom Forbes

605-737-6230
thomas.forbes.mil@mail.mil

Interstate Transfers
SSG Patrick Chapman

605-737-6829
patrick.w.chapman.mil@mail.mil