About Us

Agency Overview

The Seal of the State of Washington

The Washington State Military Department has four major operational divisions:

These divisions utilize state and federal resources to perform homeland defense, homeland security, and emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities. The Department has a strong culture of service.

Our mission is to protect the citizens of Washington, their property and the environment on a twenty-four hour basis and to provide trained military units in support of civil authorities for domestic emergencies and in support of federal combatant commanders for national defense and homeland security missions.