The task of the Home Guard is to protect the local population and the essential functions of society. This includes helping to maintain Norwegian sovereignty, national crisis management, the reception of allied reinforcements and contributing to the safety and security of society.
Many of these tasks are mostly relevant in the coastal zone and can best be carried out through integrated Home Guard operations in which the land, naval and air force Home Guard work together. The Inspector General of the Home Guard is responsible for force production to man the Home Guard’s war structure, making use of the territorial district staffs, schools and competence centres for this purpose.
- Chief: Major General Tor Rune Raabye
- Location of headquarters: Elverum