Our Mission

The Michigan 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 MIDF 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 Michigan 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


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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...