By the Numbers (05)


Date: February 22, 2017

Agency: North Dakota Joint Information Center

BISMARCK, ND – A snapshot of resources and costs incurred by the North Dakota National Guard diverted from normal operations to support State and Local response to ensure public safety and law and order in Morton County and the Bismarck region due to protest events and related illegal activity since August 10, 2016.


Total ND National Guard Man Hours as of 2/13/17 35,412
Total number of Guard members called for duty throughout protest response 1,421
  • Army
  • Air
Average number of Guard members on duty for protest response per day 200
Number of Guard members with dependents  
  • Army
  • Air
Students who left schooling for state active duty for protest response 136
Average age of state active duty Guard members 31
These Guard members represent 159 ND cities/towns
  9 other states
Total ND National Guard cost of protest response $8,752, 232.99
Personnel $5,574,439.93
Equipment $885,347
Meals $1,110,095
Lodging $1,144,768.10
Misc. $37,582.20

Source: North Dakota National Guard

Other than man hours, all other figures are as of 2/21/17.