Mission & Vision

District of Columbia National Guard Vision

To cultivate a continuously adapting, growing and ever evolving cohesive Army and Air National Guard team that while striving for perfection steadily becomes the premier National Guard in the Nation with an unmatched relevant, resilient and responsive professional joint force ready at a moment’s notice for virtually any Department of Defense, Federal or District government mission.


To proactively anticipate requirements and be prepared to rapidly deploy where directed, and confidently execute the orders of the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force in times of peace and war with a highly disciplined, motivated and focused professional force that is well led and optimally manned, trained and equipped to meet the expectations of the Department of Defense, our Federal and District of Columbia government partners, and the needs of our fellow citizens.


Core Values

The District of Columbia National Guard symbolizes the values of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force:  Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor Integrity, and Personal Courage -  Air Force: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do


Strategic Goals

Goal 1: Obtain and sustain comprehensive “right now” mission readiness

Goal 2: Train to and consistently meet the One Army and Air Force standard 

Goal 3: Build innovative leaders at all levels with active talent management

Goal 4: Become widely known for discipline, professionalism and success