Missions

The National Guard Counterdrug Program is a unique enduring initiative which focuses on supporting law enforcement agencies and community based organizations in their efforts to combat illegal drug trafficking and drug abuse.


The National Guard Counterdrug Program operates at the state level, with each state, territory, and District of Columbia having its own Counterdrug Coordinator and team. These teams consist of National Guard service members who are specially trained and equipped to provide support in areas such as intelligence analysis, surveillance, and interdiction operations.


The National Guard Counterdrug teams work closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to enhance their capabilities in addressing drug related issues. They aid in areas such as information sharing, training, and technical support. They also support community-based prevention programs and drug education initiatives.


The National Guard Counterdrug Program is a valuable resource for law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations as it leverages the unique capabilities and resources of the National Guard to enhance the overall effectiveness of drug control efforts.


Below are a list of mission sets showcased at the National Guard Counterdrug Program Open House hosted by the National Guard Association of the United States on Wednesday, 18 October 2023.

Military Service qualified personnel are authorized to process, categorize, and evaluate criminal information, in support of law enforcement Counterdrug activities exclusively using supported agency hard and software.

A continuum of events focused on theĀ  prevention of illicit substance use. Drug Demand Reduction Outreach effectively bridges the gap between overall public health, public safety and public policy greatly aiding Primary Prevention.

Law enforcement support mission undertaken to obtain by visual, and/or electro-optical/infrared means, information about the activities and resources of law enforcement agency developed targets, or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrological or geographic characteristics of a particular area.

Law enforcement support mission undertaken to obtain by visual, and/or electro-optical/infrared means, information about the activities and resources of law enforcement agency developed targets, or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrological or geographic characteristics of a particular area.

The National Guard Counterdrug Schools provide training in military unique capabilities and skills not readily available outside of the Department of Defense to federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement, community-based organizations, and military personnel to improve drug interdiction and drug demand reduction activities.

Still need additional information from a specific state, territory, or the District of Columbia?

Click the "State Contacts" button below to view each Counterdrug Coordinator's contact information for all 54 programs.