The Florida State Guard is the state’s civilian force that assists Floridians in state emergencies such as hurricanes.

Do you want to be a part of Florida State Guard?

Do you have what it takes to mobilize in the face of disaster?

The Florida State Guard is seeking an individual with a strong background in military operations and culture to lead the men and women of the FLSG as director. The Director of the Florida State Guard will be in charge of the 400 guard members and will oversee recruitment, training, and mobilization of the force in the event of an emergency.

Florida is also looking for individuals between the ages of 18 and 60, to volunteer and train to ensure that the Guard is ready to step in when emergency strikes. If you love the state of Florida, have a desire to help your community, and have skills beneficial to protect the state from a disaster, we encourage you to apply to join the FLSG. Skilled Floridians with emergency response, law enforcement or military training are encouraged to apply a member of the FLSG. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in military style operations, emergency management, leadership and problem solving.

More about Florida State Guard:
The Florida State Guard is created as authorized under federal law for use exclusively within the state, activated only by the Governor under the specific limitations created by this section, and is at all times under the final command and control of the Governor as commander in chief of all military and guard forces of the state.
(1) CREATION AND AUTHORIZATION. —The Florida State Guard is created as authorized under federal law for use exclusively within the state, activated only by the Governor under the specific limitations created by this section, and is at all times under the final command and control of the Governor as commander in chief of all military and guard forces of the state. The Florida State Guard is created and authorized as a component of the organized guard separate and apart from the Florida National Guard and shall be used exclusively within the state for the purposes stated in this section and may not be called, ordered, or drafted into the armed forces of the United States. The authorized maximum number of personnel that may be commissioned, enrolled, or employed as members of the Florida State Guard is 400.
(3) ADJUTANT GENERAL. – The Adjutant General is the commanding general of the Florida State Guard subject at all times to the Governor as command in chief. The Adjutant General is responsible for organizing, recruiting, training, equipping, managing, and disciplining the Florida State Guard, including selecting units for activation by the Governor, selecting candidates for commissioning by the Governor, and approving applicants as enlisted personnel.