For 25 years, the Florida National Guard has managed
the premier counterdrug program in the nation;
assisting law enforcement agencies and community
based-organizations in their efforts to reduce the
supply of, and demand for, illegal drugs. The Florida
Counterdrug Program implements intelligence driven,
effects-based operations to ensure personnel and
resources are leveraged in support of Counterdrug
operational objectives and interagency partner
initiatives. The program executes its support role through
the implementation of the following four mission sets:
Analytical Support, Reconnaissance, Training, and Civil
Analytical Support: Counterdrug analysts focus on four
core competencies: link analysis, document exploitation,
commodity/financial transaction analysis, and drugtrafficker
case construction. Counterdrug analysts
create graphs, charts and maps and analyze toll and financial transactions in order to develop case files on suspected drugtrafficking
individuals and organizations. They also develop and maintain operational criminal intelligence databases to
develop reports for prosecutorial purposes.
Reconnaissance: Counterdrug aerial and ground intelligence driven operations facilitate interdiction efforts and conduct
pattern of life analysis. These reconnaissance assets focus on known and alleged transshipment corridors, intermodal
transportation hubs, and port of entry infrastructures where suspected transnational criminal organizations operate.
Counterdrug surface assets perform area observation by land or water to detect and report illegal drug activities. Additionally,
Counterdrug aerial assets conduct state-of-the-art reconnaissance of airspace, maritime, or surface areas.
Training: The Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force training program provides comprehensive training to Combatant
Commands, Department of Defense personnel, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, on subjects targeting
transnational organized crime, counter-narcotics and narco-terrorism. Counterdrug military and civilian instructors plan and
conduct courses at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center campus and at St. Petersburg College at no cost to the student.
Training can also be delivered via mobile training teams anywhere in the country and through distance learning, and can be
custom developed to meet any agency need.
Civil Operations Program: Counterdrug Civil Operations Program provides coalition support and development to antidrug
coalitions throughout all 67 Florida counties. Through embedded partnership with Counterdrug community-based o
rganizations, the Civil Operations Program assists local leaders in developing and resourcing initiatives designed to reduce
drug use in the community through education and interdiction.