Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maryland Defense Force holds Annual Muster

By CPT (MDDF) Stephen Rice
Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
March 22, 2012

On March 24, 2012 the Maryland Defense Force will hold its Annual Muster at the Pikesville Military Reservation. The Annual Muster is a mandatory all day training activity for all Maryland Defense Force personnel.

Company formation and ceremonies will commence at 9:00 a.m. Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, the 61st Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy will be the reviewing officer for the ceremonies. The Maryland Defense Force Band will provide music for the occasion. The Pikesville Military Reservation is located at 610 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.

Brig. Gen. (MDDF) Brian R. Kelm, the commanding general stated that, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our state military reserve component to sharpen our unit skills so that we can always be ready when needed by the State of Maryland.”

The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) is the State’s uniformed volunteer military unit providing professional and technical assistance to the Maryland Military Department. Established in 1917, the MDDF consists of nearly 450 personnel who perform legal, engineering, finance, medical, chaplain, field support and ceremonial services for the State of Maryland. For more information: