Gov. John Carney signed an executive order Jan. 15, activating the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local authorities with activity around the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
According to the order, the guard may take proactive or responsive action at the direction of the director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency in consultation with the secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
The order is effective immediately and will expire Friday, Jan. 22.
“Members of the Delaware National Guard have continued to step up – time and time again – to support their communities when that support is needed most. This time is no different,” Carney said. “I want to thank all of our Delaware guardsmen and guardswomen for their selfless service to our state and country.”