About Us

The Maryland National Guard Counterdrug Program conducts a full-spectrum campaign that bridges the gap between Department of Defense and Non-DoD institutions in the fight against illicit drugs and transnational threats to the Homeland. The program contributes military support for local, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) and Community-Based Organizations (CBO), as well as Combatant Commanders.

The unique military skills of Soldiers and Airmen throughout the State of Maryland are the KEY to providing this vital support. They work at all levels of government to anticipate, deter, and defeat these threats in order to enhance national security and protect our society. The men and women, Soldiers and Airmen of the Maryland National Guard Counterdrug Program are "Always Ready, Always There" – Institutionalizing Full-Spectrum Capabilities.

The National Guard Bureau Counterdrug Program is part of the national drug control strategy. Initially authorized by the President and Congress in 1989, the Department of Defense (DoD) provides funds on a yearly basis to state governors who submit plans specifying the usage of each state's National Guard to support drug interdiction and counterdrug activities.