The 21st Liaison Battalion is headquartered at Lynchburg, Virginia. The battalion mission is to provide experienced, reliable and professional personnel in various roles to all seven of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s regions. Acting as an interface between Virginia National Guard liaison officers and regional partners, LNOs lend continuity and expertise balancing regional resource requests with VNG ability to provide support during emergencies and disasters.
LNOs are highly capable and skilled individuals who fill other vital roles such as: leadership support to VNG operations staff and critical roles as operations leaders, branch directors and situation unit leaders to the Incident Management Team. It is the reinforcing liaison interface between VDEM and the VNG.