The Washington Military Department’s mission is to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on people, property, environment, and the economy of Washington State at the region; provide trained and ready forces for state and federal missions; and provide structured alternative education opportunities for at risk youth.
Citizen soldiers, airmen and family members are the most vital resource of the Washington National Guard. In order to more effectively serve and support them, we have created a new joint directorate called the J9.
The J9 is designed to be a one-stop center for all Washington National Guard Veteran and Family Readiness services. The J9 is responsible for Deployment Cycle Support and Reintegration (Yellow Ribbon) Programs, Veterans Transition Assistance, the Family Programs Office, the full-time Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Coordinator, Suicide Prevention, the Chaplain, the Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office, and a newly established Director of Psychological Health.
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