State Mission
The state mission of the Nebraska National Guard is to provide trained and equipped organizations to protect life and property, and to preserve peace, order and public safety. Nebraska National Guard troops are called to state active duty to execute missions within the State when authorized by the Governor.

The Adjutant General of Nebraska serves as both the Senior Military Officer in Charge of the Nebraska National Guard as well as the State Emergency Management Director. To assist the Adjutant General with the day-to-day operations of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), an Assistant Director is appointed.

In the event of a disaster or emergency, local government responds using local resources. When these resources are deemed inadequate and state resources are required to cope with the situation, local officials can contact NEMA day or night. NEMA assesses the disaster and makes a recommendation to the Governor on whether a state declaration is needed. If the Governor declares a state emergency, state resources – to include the Nebraska National Guard – can be used within certain restrictions to provide assistance.

NEMA also supports other State agencies and local governments with training and education programs, public information, disaster recovery assistance, and disaster planning. In addition, NEMA coordinates State and Federal emergency planning and disaster recovery, and Homeland Security operations in support of the State’s Homeland Security Director.
Federal Mission
The Federal mission of the Nebraska National Guard is to provide United States combatant and geographical commanders with trained and equipped units ready for a national emergency or war, in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense plans. Troops are called to Federal service for national defense missions, either in the United States or abroad, when authorized by the President. 

The Nebraska National Guard is made up of the Nebraska Army National Guard, which consists of slightly less than 3,200 Soldiers in units located in 22 communities across Nebraska, while the Nebraska Air National Guard is made up of about 1,000 Airmen located at the Nebraska National Guard Air Base in Lincoln, Nebraska, or with the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base.
Adjutant General Enduring Priorities
Prepare and deliver combat ready forces to defend, protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens, and grow enduring partnerships.

An integrated team who succeeds with strength and honor in the complex and rapidly changing environment of tomorrow.

Enduring Priorities
  • Readiness: We remain always ready by recruiting and developing professionals who are fully trained and equipped to accomplish all missions.
  • Resilience: We fortify resilient units, families and individuals, through respectful, inclusive and holistic approaches to meet the ever-changing demands of service.
  • Responsibility: We take deliberate and responsible actions to preserve and strengthen the organization by managing risk and maintaining trust, transparency, and accountability.
  • Relevance: We embrace modern solutions, adopt innovative strategies, and cultivate robust partnerships to maintain an engaged and relevant force.