National Guard Identity Theft Information Published March 16, 2012 National Guard Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense takes very seriously its obligation to protect the personal information of the millions of military and civilian personnel who work daily to support our nation's defense, and we are working harder than ever to prevent, identify and mitigate information breaches. Time is of the essence when dealing with identity theft, and it is important that you know your rights, responsibilities, and necessary actions to protect yourself against unnecessary harm. The following information will walk you through steps you can take to safeguard your personal information as well as those necessary to defeat identity theft when it does occur. We hope you find this information helpful. Thank you for aiding in the battle against identity theft. Go here for information about identity theft.