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Join a Unit


The current JOIN form is located HERE. Please use this form to apply for Civilian Defense Force membership.

If you’re ready to stand together with your neighbors and defend your community against lawlessness and aggression, we welcome you to join or form a CDF Unit in your area.

Civilian Defense Force Units are chartered on a county-by-county basis. No county in the country is permitted to have more than one CDF Unit, but larger counties whose population or geography necessitates it may have “garrisons” that are part of the county Unit.

PLEASE NOTE – All members are subject to a background check which will look for felony convictions, firearms violations, warrants, evidence of drug abuse, and history of mental health issues. While these things in your history do not automatically preclude you from being involved, we nevertheless need to be aware of them.

Please answer all questions honestly and completely. Your application is private and none of the information you provide will be released to anyone, ever, except to perform the functions of the Civilian Defense Force vetting process.*

Thank you, Patriot, for beginning the journey toward helping your community, your neighbors, and America!

* We take every prudent measure to protect the information of our members from prying eyes, including securing our databases from hackers, using encryption technology, and giving members the option to delete their data upon leaving our organization. We also actively fight for the privacy of our members, including (when appropriate) opposing attempts by any outside forces including government to compel us to reveal the details of our membership. We will only turn that information over when compelled to do so by subpoena issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, and then only after all legal options have been exhausted.