Join the South Dakota National Guard

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. 

SD Army Guard Recruiting Team

Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander
Lt. Col. Steven Siemonsma
Recruiting and Retention Battalion Command Sergeant Major
CSM John Mallinger
Recruiting and Retention Executive Officer
Maj. Kevin Huxford
Recruiting and Retention Company First Sergeant
1st Sgt. Jared Richter
Recruiting and Retention Operations NCOIC
Master Sgt. Carl Roberts
Interstate Transfers
Staff Sgt. Patrick Chapman

SD Air Guard Recruiting Team

Recruiting and Retention Superintendent/Officer Recruiter
Senior Master Sgt. Brian Voges
Recruiting NCOIC
Master Sgt. Eric Tidemann
Production Recruiter
Technical Sgt. Brian Johnson
Production Recruiter
Technical Sgt. Bo Ellefson