About NCSDF, Our Mission & Our Values


The dual mission of the NC StateNC State Defense Forces Defense Force is to provide an organized, trained, disciplined, rapid response volunteer team (CERT) to assist citizens, state and local government agencies or civil relief organizations during emergencies or natural disasters AND to ensure the welfare, freedom and safety of North Carolina citizens serving in support and defense of the United States and North Carolina State Constitutions. As a state militia, we embody the traditions of the citizen militia which has served our country and North Carolina since colonial times. State militias are recognized in Federal Law [32 U.S.C. s.109]. The North Carolina State Code [Article 127A as amended in June 2011] authorizes the existence of a State Defense Militia.


NCSDF has a steadfast purpose to help ensure the safety of the communities they stand guard in, assist local and federal law enforcement when needed or requested and assist their communities in times of emergencies or disasters by providing a deployable CERT.

NCSDF reaches out to both current serving and veterans to remind them of their oaths, to teach them more about the Constitution they swore to defend, and to inspire them to defend it. See below for details on how we do that. NCSDF also includes a membership program designated as “Associate Members”, which consists of patriotic citizens who have not served in uniform but who serve now by supporting this mission with an active membership and engaging in volunteer activities. NCSDF welcomes ALL members and appreciates their support of the NCSDF  mission.

Our mottos are “Parati Servire” which means “Ready to Serve” and “Facta Non Verba” which means “Deeds, Not Words.”


North Carolina State Defense Force (NCSDF) is a pro-government, pro-law enforcement, non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath, mandated by Article VI of the Constitution itself, is to the Constitution, not to any politician currently serving in office.

We value community safety, and believe every member of our communities throughout the state of North Carolina has a constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without fear of violence, anarchy, threats or intimidation. We value community safety and NCSDF volunteers pledge to help their communities in times of need. 

We value readiness and preparation and encourage every member to become actively involved in furthering their knowledge, skills and certifications. FEMA training and certifications, CPR and basic life support, communications, disaster preparedness, threat awareness, public safety, cyber safety and many like this are just a few examples of the type of education and training NCSDF helps facilitate for its members. 


All NCSDF members must apply for membership and submit to a thorough background check prior to admission into NCSDF. 

We specifically denounce anti-government, anti-law enforcement and hate groups of all types – whether categorized as “far-right” or “far-left” including members of white-supremacist groups, Boogaloo Bois, PNW Youth Liberation Front, Redneck Revolt aka John Brown Gun Club, NFAC, ANTIFA, BLM, and other domestic terrorist groups who aim to sow hate, anarchy, destruction and/or terrorize American communities with acts of intimidation or threats of violence.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for members on hate speech and anything that promotes an anti-government or anti-law enforcement position or anyone who engages in illegal activity of any kind. 


Current eligibility to join the NC State Defense Force extends to men and women between the ages of 18 and 75 who:

  • Pass a background check,
  • Are U.S. citizens or legal residents,
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, and
  • Volunteers that are 65+ years of age are welcome to assist in support and administrative roles.

Prior military experience is not required, although approximately 50 percent of active members have prior service experience.



I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.


I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.


Who are NCSDF Members? Anyone who takes the Constitution and Civil Liberties seriously, and wants to preserve and defend the Constitution.

Interested in joining NC State Defense Forces?

Complete a short form and one of our state membership leads will contact you to follow up.

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