“This was a great opportunity for us to educate some of the
Towson students about the Maryland Defense Force and our important state
mission,” commented Maj. (MDDF) Bryan Fischer, who served as the officer in
charge for recruiting. “Towson
University students are part of a generation that has grown up surrounded by
and immersed in technology that has shaped the times we live in. We want to
bring their skill sets into our organization.
Specifically, we are looking to beef up our Cyber Defense Unit with the
same kind of technical talent that is found at TU,” he continued.
“Towson University also has a world class band and the MDDF
Band is hoping to augment its roster with graduating TU band members that would
like to continue to play their instruments while having the opportunity to
serve the State of Maryland. In addition,
the MDDF 10th Medical Regiment is looking to bring in medical
professionals and the nursing students at TU are top notch,” he shared.
“Towson University and the Maryland Defense Force have a
longstanding and positive relationship,” said Brig. Gen. (MDDF) Lorenza Cooper,
commanding general of the MDDF. “We’re
looking to fill our ranks with committed citizens who can augment our existing
capabilities in service to the State of Maryland. We appreciate Towson University’s
appreciation of military service and we are grateful for the opportunity to
attract extraordinary talent,” concluded Brig. Gen. (MDDF) Cooper.
The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF)
is the State’s uniformed volunteer militia unit providing competent,
supplementary, professional and technical support and soldiers to the Maryland
Military Department and the State of Maryland as needed. Established in 1917,
the MDDF consists of nearly 200 personnel who perform legal, engineering,
finance, medical, chaplain, field support and ceremonial services for the State
of Maryland. For more information: www.mddf.maryland.gov.
Maryland Defense Force Headquarters
5600 Rue Saint Lo Dr. - Miller Building 202, Reisterstown, MD 21136