The Support Operations Group was established March 1, 2020. The commander is Lt. Col. (Va.) Phillip Smith, and the Command Sgt. Major (Va.) is Christopher Frederick.
SOG units are located across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Their focus is to provide the Virginia National Guard command and control staff augmentation, interoperability communications support, cyber defense, regional liaison assistance and communication agencies outreach.
The SOG mission is to train and provide proud, professional and prepared volunteers who are relevant, resilient and responsive to the VNG while defending the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia. SOG members anticipate requirements and rapidly deploy as directed while executing the orders of the Governor of Virginia and VDF leaders to save lives, protect people and property, ensure safety and relieve suffering.