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South Dakota

Status and Demographic Content

State Details

Latest Status
Licensing Compacts (Emergency Medical Services Licensure Compact): South Dakota Governor Signed Final Legislation
Demographic Data

State residents include:

  • 3,588 active-duty service members
  • 1,316 active-duty spouses
  • 2,411 active-duty children
  • 6,385 National Guard and reserve members
  • 3,189 National Guard and reserve spouses
  • 5,946 National Guard and reserve children

Data source: DMDC, Dec. 31, 2021.

Regional Liaison

  • Martin Dempsey
    Midwest Regional Liaison
    Midwest Region
    CO, IA, KS, ND, NE, SD
    Mr. Dempsey became Midwest region liaison in 2006. Prior to joining the DSLO, he worked in private sector management. Mr. Dempsey retired as an Air Force chief master sergeant following 24 years of military service.

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State-Specific Progress on Key Issues and Sub-Issues
See the latest status on legislation and policies being advanced in this state on key issues important to military families. Find quick access to this state’s regional liaison, along with demographic data for the military community in this state.

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Emeritus Issues

No issues are currently in this status.