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. Lew Weber
Recruiting and Retention Battalion Command Sergeant Major
CSM Joshua Mannel 
Recruiting and Retention Executive Officer
Recruiting and Retention Company First Sergeant
Recruiting and Retention Operations NCOIC
Interstate Transfers

SD Air Guard Recruiting Team

State Production Superintendent
Senior Master Sgt. Brian Johnson
Flight Chief
Master Sgt. Bo Ellefson
Advanced Recruiter
Technical Sgt. Jordan Snyder
Production Recruiter
S TSgt. Briana Kacmarynski