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
Our Total Force
• Sustain readiness in order to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of Nebraska and protect the homeland here and abroad.
• Continue Total Force Professional Development through rewarding and challenging education, training and experiences.
• Seek and Preserve force structure that provides relevant operational experience and capabilities for homeland, contingency and sustained operations.
• Increase resiliency of the Airmen, Soldiers, Families and Employees of the Nebraska Military Department, Nebraska National Guard and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

Our Families
• Provide timely and relevant information to families to ensure they are prepared to support their Airmen, Soldiers and Employees.
• Support families in times of separation from their uniformed service members or civilian employees when they are called to serve their state and nation.
• Promote enduring Family and Warrior support networks and programs.

Our Communities
• Increase leadership and member interaction with our communities, employers and retirees.
• Increase interaction with non-governmental centers of influence.
• Create shared centers of excellence across the Nebraska National Guard, Nebraska Military Department and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

Foster strong relationships while advocating for and recognizing operationally relevant National Guard force structure and Nebraska Military Department capabilities which:
• Support worldwide Combatant Commander’s priorities,
• Respond to needs in the homeland, and
• Deliver a sense of purpose to our service members, employees, families and employers.

Prepare and deliver combat ready forces in defense of our nation and stand ready to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the state.