Our Vision

Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen capable of fighting our nation’s wars, protecting our country, and responding to our state’s emergencies, while remaining the most-trusted institution in Minnesota.


Our bottom line responsibility is to be ready to fight our nation's wars and win. Everything we do supports and is connected to our primary responsibility. Each service member must be competent in his or her assigned duties. We are all responsible, each Soldier and Airman, to maintain baseline physical, administrative, medical and dental requirements.

People First

The Minnesota National Guard's greatest asset is our people. We strive to recruit and retain individuals with diverse experience, skills and talents. We are committed to investing in the physical and mental well-being of our Soldiers and Airmen, increasing readiness throughout the Minnesota National Guard.

Leader Development

The Minnesota National Guard is committed to fostering an environment that prioritizes leader development. Through mentorship we develop talented and diverse people from within who will grow and become the future of our force. We strive for our organization to reflect the communities we serve and protect.

Organizational Safety and Security

The Minnesota National Guard continually assesses to enhance the safety and security of our cyber networks, facilities and workplace environment. We maintain programs and initiatives to protect our force from external and internal threats.

Fiscal and Property Responsibility

Sustainable infrastructure ensures our ability to respond to state and federal needs. By investing in renewable energy and conservation practices, we safeguard our future in Minnesota's communities. As fiscal stewards, we ensure our economic impact reaches all corners of the state.

Communicate and Partner

Relationships are the foundation of our organization's operational success. We work closely with out interagency partners to best serve the state of Minnesota during disasters. Our global connections foster interoperability during worldwide training and contingency operations. Our service members and their families depend on support from our employers and communities to accomplish our state and federal missions.


Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs