Our Mission

The Michigan Volunteer Defense Force, at the direction of the Governor and the Adjutant General of the State of Michigan, provides reliable military support personnel during times of need.

 

The strategic goals of the MIVDF include providing a mission-ready military force to assist state and local authorities in times of declared emergencies; conducting homeland security and community service activities; and augmenting the Michigan National Guard as required.

Who We Are
 
The Volunteer Defense Force has been serving Michigan since 1917. While the times have 
changed, the mission has stayed the same: to be "Vigilant, Ever Ready..." 
What We Do

 

Support CERT

Support MING LNO

Support MING JRSOI

Support MING RSO

Support SAR Efforts

Support RSS of SNS

Why We Serve

 

Recruits join the force for a variety of reasons - some wish to continue their tradition of service, others desire to learn military customs. Defense Force soldiers have this in common: a desire to give back to the state and to fellow citizens. 

MIVDF In Action

 

From advanced training to community support and search & rescue, watch your local heroes in action...

Learn How To Join
 
Make a Difference by serving the State of Michigan and your community as a citizen soldier...
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Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Michigan Volunteer Defense Force

3411 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906

 

Contact a MIVDF Recruiter:

Direct: (517) 292-3157‬