State Partnership Program

State Partnership Program

The National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) is a United States Department of Defense program managed by the National Guard that links U.S. States with partner countries around the world for the purpose of supporting the security cooperation objectives of the geographic Combatant Commands (CCMDs). By linking U.S. states with designated partner countries, the SPP aims to promote access, enhance military capabilities, improve interoperability and enhance the principles of responsible governance. Furthermore, the SPP aims to support several areas of potential interest to the US Congress, such as: 




  • Helping prevent failed states and creating stable regions

  • Improving the capabilities of partner nations to protect their citizens

  • Strengthening relationships to facilitate access and interoperability

  • Improving cultural awareness and skills among U.S. military personnel

  • Fostering the integration of reserve and active component forces into a "total force"



The Arizona National Guard maintains a partnership with the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was established in 1993.









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Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 267-2555