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Maryland State Guard Association

 

The Maryland State Guard Association (MDSGA) provides assistance in support of the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF). It sponsors morale boosting events and subsidizes funding for needed materials that are not covered in the budget.

 

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Supporting the Maryland Defense Force

Who We Are

The Maryland State Guard Association (MDSGA) is an ‘open-membership’ association that provides financial support to the missions and morale of the Maryland Defense Force. The Maryland Defense Force is the state’s authorized Militia (Title 13 Annotated Code of Maryland) that supports the mission, men, women and families of the Maryland Army and Air National Guards.

“To financially support the men, women and mission of the Maryland Defense Force, as permitted by Maryland Code.”.

The mission of the Maryland State Guard Association (MDSGA)

SGAUS/MDSGA Mission Objectives:

•    Sponsor and promote federal and state legislation in support of state military forces.

•    Facilitate cooperation between state defense forces, the Department of Defense, the National Guard Bureau, and active/reserve federal forces.

•    Establish and promote uniformed and professional state defense force standards.

•    Facilitate and promote the exchange of best practices between state defense forces.

•    Educate public officials and communities of the benefits of establishing and maintaining state defense forces.

•    Educate public officials and communities that state defense forces established by state governments under the authority of 32 USC 109 are legal and professional military organizations and that they are separate from private militias.

•    Support state defense force recruitment and retention programs.

The Maryland State Guard Association is a Chartered member of the State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS) – www.sgaus.org
COL Jack McNiff

COL Jack McNiff, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner! Holiday Ball at Michael’s Eighth Avenue.

Some of What We Do

MDSGA at Orioles game.

MWR Events

The MDSGA supports MDDF Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) events such as MDDF Day at Camden Yards.

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Holiday Ball

Great music, great venue and great people equals a great time!

Annual Picnic

Annual Picnics

MDSGA members enjoying the day at our picnic pavilion on Seabee Point.

Awards Presentation

Awards Program

Well deserved recognition of our members through an award system maintained by the MDSGA.

Have some questions?

Drop us a line anytime, and one of our members will respond to you as soon as possible.

MDSGA Membership Meeting 16 SEP 2017

TO: All Members - Maryland State Guard Association: The next general membership meeting will be held on Saturday the 16th of September at American Legion Post #116 on Westminster Pike starting at 0830. The Legion will be serving breakfast for $8.00 and the MDSGA will...

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MDSGA Membership Meeting 15 JUL 2017

TO: All Maryland State Guard Association Members FROM: MDSGA President, James Coleman (BG MDDF, Ret.) The next general membership meeting of the Maryland State Guard Association (MDSGA) is scheduled for Saturday 15 JUL 2017. The meeting will begin promptly at 0830...

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MDSGA Membership Meeting 13 MAY 2017

TO: All Maryland State Guard Association Members FROM: MDSGA President, James Coleman (BG MDDF, Ret.) The next meeting of the Maryland State Guard Association (MDSGA) membership is scheduled for Saturday 13 MAY 2017. The meeting will begin promptly at 0830 hours and...

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Militia legislation – SB 13

SB 13 will be before the House Health and Government Operations Committee (House of Delegates) on 30 March 2017, 1 PM.  MDSGA representatives will be there to testify. Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401 Below is a link to a letter penned by...

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MDSGA Membership Meeting 18 MAR 2017

TO: All Maryland State Guard Association Members FROM: MDSGA President, James Coleman (BG MDDF, Ret.) The next meeting of the Maryland State Guard Association (MDSGA) membership is scheduled for Saturday 18 March 2017. The meeting will begin promptly at 0830 hours and...

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