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.
Accordingly, the SDF publications’ contents will focus on the use of SDF units in these roles.
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.
The State 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 editorial staff are wholly responsible for the format and content of its publications; thus, relieving the host website of any responsibility.