|The State Defense
Force (SDF) Publication Center is
established to permit publication of material of interest and
concern to the SDF or State Guard community and other interested
organizations and individuals.
SDFs represent a
significant potential at the State level for providing trained
personnel or forces who can, as a potential force multiplier, easily
integrate with active and reserve component military forces in time
of crisis as they share a common culture, rank structure,
organization and regulatory procedures. They
can play a large role in enhancing the ability of the State through
planning, coordination and rehearsals during normalcy in order to
bring effective organizations and their capabilities to bear in
times of crisis, and in consequence and crisis management in dealing
with the aftermath of a terrorist or subversive attack.
SDF publicationsí contents will focus on the use of SDF units in
|Areas that may be
addressed in SDF publications include, but will not be limited to
homeland security, medical support, Community Emergency Response
Teams, mission design and performance, organizational structure,
emergency management center operation, damage assessment, protection
of infrastructure and resources, ground search and rescue, highway
and crowd assistance, volunteer youth groups for community service,
and recruitment issues.
Defense Force Journal (SDFJ) will contain primarily shorter articles
of one (1) to approximately ten (10) pages in length and will permit
a wide range of topics of interest to one or more sectors of the SDF
community. The SDFJ will
be published approximately quarterly in volume issues.
The State Defense Force Monograph Series (SDFMS) will contain
longer, often scholarly, thought provoking articles of approximately
ten (10) to thirty (30) pages in length and will be grouped into a
single, although broad, topic area. The
SDFMS will be published periodically whenever sufficient thought
provoking, sometimes counter directional or opposing concepts are
gathered to permit an issue.
|The SDF publications will
initially be electronic in nature, where the host website will
provide a link to the SDF Publication Center website. Visitors
to this site may read SDFJ or SDFMS articles directly on their
monitor, print selected articles or print the entire issue by
following dialog box guidance. Likewise,
articles or the entire issue may be downloaded for later reading.
The SDF Publication Center may
at a future date seek grants to fund the publication and
distribution of printed copies of SDFJ and SDFMS issues.
|Under the conditions
stated above, the SDF Publication Center Board of Directors and
editorial staff are
wholly responsible for the format and content of its publications;
thus, relieving the host website of any responsibility.