When ordered by the Georgia State Adjutant General, provide an organized, trained, disciplined, rapid response volunteer force to assist state and local government agencies and civil relief organizations in impending or actual emergencies to assure the welfare and safety of the citizens of Georgia.  Also, on order, support the activities of the Georgia National Guard and other branches of the Georgia Department of Defense.

Provide Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations (DSCA)
Support Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)
Conduct Search and Rescue Operations (SAR)
By order, support activities of the Georgia National Guard

The Georgia State Defense Force is a legally constituted element of the Georgia Department of Defense, serving in support of the national and state constitutions under direction of the Governor and the Adjutant General of the State of Georgia

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