The National Guard Counterdrug Task Force conducts a full spectrum campaign that bridges the gap between Department of Defense and Non-DoD institutions in the fight against illicit drugs and transnational threats to the Homeland.
The program contributes military support for local, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies and Community Based Organizations as well as Combatant Commanders.
The Counterdrug program's goal is to provide the nation with a drug-free, mission-ready force to defend the interests of its citizens at home and abroad.
The unique military skills of roughly 2,500 Soldiers and Airmen are the KEY to providing this vital support.
They work at all levels of government to anticipate, deter, and defeat these threats in order to enhance national security and protect our society.
The National Guard Counterdrug Program personnel are woven into the fabric of our communities all across America; operating in 54 states and territories.
The Men and Women, Soldiers and Airmen of the National Guard Counterdrug Program are Always Ready, Always There – Institutionalizing Full-Spectrum Capabilities.
The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force offers partnership and support to community groups and law enforcement agencies. By offering the Army and Air National Guard's unique and specialized resources, the New York Counterdrug Task Force provides their civilian counterparts with the tools needed to fight the spread of illicit drugs and abuse in New York.
Counterdrug members provide their partners in federal, state and local law enforcement specialized tools and expertise. Counterdrug members do not directly arrest or keep any information on individuals. Instead, theCounterdrug program supports law enforcement, helping them focus on what they do best:
Apprehending the bad guys!
The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force recognizes that changing a culture of drug use and addiction requires the efforts of the entire community.
Counterdrug members partner with community groups to fight the spread of illicit drugs through community outreach and education. Whether assisting law enforcement or community groups, Counterdrug offers its civilian partners experience in the field, in leadership skills, dependability and military training.
The National Guard remains committed to maintaining a drug free force. Counterdrug accomplishes this mission through substance abuse education and unit drug testing.