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National Guard

The most common questions about National Guard deployments under EMAC are those of duty status. 

Under EMAC, states deploy National Guard resources in Title 32 and State Active Duty.  States do not deploy National Guard under Title 10, when law enforcement is needed within the United States. The chart below should help to clarify the duty status for National Guard state domestic operations.


  • National Guard Models

If you need help building a Mission Ready Package for National Guard resources, the MRP models will help you get started.

altTo understand the relationship between the models and the response-specific Mission Ready Package, watch this short video.

Download a Mission Ready Package template

MRPs should be built in coordination with your home state emergency management agency (EMA).  Do not build an MRP unless your state EMA has authorized your resource as a deployable asset.

  • When can National Guard be used under EMAC? +

    Assisting States may deploy National Guard personnel to Requesting States for humanitarian purposes under State Active Duty or under Title 32. According to EMAC’s Article of Agreement XIII, National Guard personnel may not be deployed for military purposes outside their home state.

  • How much do states request National Guard resources from other states? +

    National GuardWhen it ratified EMAC, the U.S. Congress specifically intended that National Guard forces would be deployed under the Compact.

    States routinely request and deploy National Guard personnel and equipment through EMAC in both Title 32 and State Active Duty status. Records show that about 70% of assistance requested and received in catastrophic events comes from the National Guard.

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