The Support Operations Group was established March 1, 2020. The commander is Col. (Va.) Donald. J. Thornley.
The Support Operations Group mission has three primary lines of effort:
- Support the Virginia Defense Force by recruiting personnel for domestic operations, cyber security, chaplain, medical and legal specialties.
- Train the VDF Force to support Virginia Department of Military Affairs Domestic Operations Missions.
- Directly support DMA via professional specialties and training resources.