The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs and the Wisconsin National Guard offer a variety of programs that give direction, inspiration and support to Wisconsin’s citizens. Whether providing guidance to “at-risk” youth, training to law enforcement and public safety professionals, or providing military families with benefits, resources, and contacts to navigate the deployment cycle, these programs are important support services for our military families and communities throughout the state.

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, WI

Our mission is to create a culture where survivors, who experience sexual violence, feel empowered and safe to seek out services. Through education and outreach our program seeks to change the conversation around sex, consent, and sexual assault. To the survivors in the Wisconsin National Guard, we believe you and are here to listen to and elevate your voices.


Department of Defense Youth Program

STARBASE Wisconsin inspires Milwaukee’s future innovators through an engaging yet rigorous odyssey in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This interactive academic outreach program helps youth increase their knowledge in STEM.

Some of the exciting activities include: Model Rocketry, Robotics, Building Molecular Models, Electrical Circuits, Engineering Design, Computer Aided Design, and STEM Career Exploration.


Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, WI

Service Member Support Division (SMSD) provides military members, families, retirees, organizations, and communities with information and communication to ensure readiness and resilience to accomplish the mission and transition back to family and civilian roles.

Challenge Academy

Fort McCoy, WI

The Wisconsin Challenge Academy is an alternative education program designed to reclaim the lives of at-risk youth and produce graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.


Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 3,600 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Wisconsin Counterdrug Program

Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, WI

The Wisconsin National Guard, Counterdrug Program, assists law enforcement in disrupting the production, transportation, distribution and financing of illegal drugs.Through partnerships with local, state and federal agencies the Counterdrug Program acts as a force multiplier by providing specialized personnel and unique resources at no cost.