Frontline News spotlights the Soldiers of the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF)
and their contributions to the state and its communities. The GSDF is a
component of the Georgia Department of Defense, along with the
Georgia Air National Guard and Georgia Army National Guard.
Ready to Serve!
Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick O’Leary retired as Command Sergeant Major of the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF), November 5, 2022, after spending 48 years in uniform. Command Sgt. Maj. O’Leary is a U.S. Army veteran. He served 26 years and 7 months in the Army. In 2000, he joined the GSDF. He served 22 years in the GSDF.
Maj. Clark Howard retires after serving 21 years in the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) during a ceremony held at Georgia National Guard headquarters, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, Ga., Jan. 7, 2023. Maj. Howard, a well-known syndicated media personality, inspired one-third of the GSDF Force to join its ranks.
Soldiers pratice for real world disasters with amateur radio operators.