ARE YOU ONE OF THE FEW?
As an organization made of Floridians, for Floridians, we appreciate your interest in the Florida State Guard. Our members strengthen disaster response and humanitarian assistance through their unique backgrounds, specialized skills, selfless service, and devotion to Florida families. Due to the limited number of positions, we are no longer accepting applications at this time.
If you have already applied, thank you for your continued patience. We are working diligently to review applications. A member of our team will contact you within the next 2-3 months to provide an update on the status of your application.
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WHO CAN apply?
If you love the state of Florida, have a desire to help the state prepare for, respond to or recover from a disaster, please follow us for upcoming application cycles.
Serving in the Florida State Guard requires:
U.S. citizenship and status as a Florida resident.
One weekend per month training requirements.
Two, one week training periods per year.
what are the requirements?
Floridians interested in joining the force must pass a drug test and background check. They must also be between the ages of 18 and 60 and U.S. Citizens. A high school diploma is required and you must be free from any branch of military service in any capacity. Applicants must also meet minimum physical fitness requirements.
are Florida state guard soldiers volunteers?
While activated or in training, members of the Florida State Guard are considered volunteers for the state, as defined in s. 440.02(15)(d)6. Members of the Florida State Guard will be compensated for time spent training or in the course of active service.