State Partnership Program

The State Partnership Program is a Dept of Defense security cooperation program linking a state’s National Guard with a partner nation’s military, security forces, and disaster response organizations in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship.

Michigan has teamed up with Latvia and Liberia strengthening our alliances and while continuing to further build and increase the SPP, enhancing mutual benefits of increased readiness. 


Members of the Michigan Air National Guard and the Latvian Air Force hold a planning meeting at Lielvārde Air Base, Latvia, to chart cooperation under the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program over the coming year (Michigan National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Schumann).


Brig. Gen. Geraldine George, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces of Liberia, confers with Maj. Nick Anderson, Michigan National Guard’s Bi-Lateral Affairs Officer for Liberia, at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center July 25, 2019 during exercise Northern Strike 19. George’s visit highlights the shared state partnership program between Liberia and the Michigan National Guard. (Army National Guard photo by Capt. Joe Legros/Released)

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