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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. Tracy Graves
605-737-6797
tracy.l.graves8.mil@mail.mil
 
Recruiting and Retention Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Master Sgt. (P) Joshua Mannel 
605-737-6254
joshua.k.mannel.mil@mail.mil
 
Recruiting and Retention Executive Officer
605-737-6012
 
Recruiting and Retention Company First Sergeant
1st Sgt. Casey Baumgarn
605-882-9331
casey.a.baumgarn.mil@mail.mil
 
Recruiting and Retention Operations NCOIC
Master Sgt. Jared Richter
605-737-6966
jared.t.richter.mil@mail.mil
 
Interstate Transfers
Sgt. 1st Class Eric Maeschen
605-367-6104
eric.p.maeschen.mil@mail.mil

SD Air Guard Recruiting Team

State Production Superintendent
Senior Master Sgt. Brian Johnson
605-988-5461
Brian.johnson.30@us.af.mil
 
Flight Chief
Master Sgt. Bo Ellefson
605-988-5463
Bo.ellefson.1@us.af.mil
 
Advanced Recruiter
Technical Sgt. Jordan Snyder
605-988-5462
Jordan.snyder@us.af.mil
 
Production Recruiter
Technical Sgt. Briana Grage
605-988-5464
Briana.grage@us.af.mil