Protect and assist the
citizens of Maryland at a
moment’s notice while we
fight and win our nation’s
wars on the ground, in
the air, and in the
and cyber domains.
Execute our state and federal mission with overwhelming
sustaining an organization
that values competence,
strong leadership, and
teamwork while providing
its members personal
growth and a higher
sense of purpose.
The health of our people serving is a top priority
Every great organization becomes great by ensuring the people
who serve it are well cared for. Our soldiers, airmen, civilians,
and family members deserve that type of care. Each one of our
people will be treated with dignity and respect at all times and in
all situations. We will continue to ensure that our team is in good
mental, physical, medical, and spiritual condition.
Retention of our current force is key
We need to keep our teammates on the team by allowing them
to succeed and thrive.
Autonomy: We need to give our teammates a job to do, provide
guidance, and let them figure out how to do it.
Mastery: We need to give them opportunities for personal and
Purpose: We need to give them important, meaningful missions.
Readiness of our entire force is necessary
Our leaders have a sacred obligation to build cohesive teams that
are trained, disciplined, and able to accomplish their missions.
We must be ready to defeat any threats. From deployments to
foreign shores to defeat any adversary, to the defense of the
cyber domain, to the immediate response to natural disasters: our
Guard is always ready and always there.
Recruiting is everyone’s job
We must continue to grow the force in order to meet our
readiness objectives. Recruiting is a team effort. We are all
recruiters and growing the force is our duty.