The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine is a component of the security and defense sector and with changing conditions and further development there is a need to conduct a review of the situation based on the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), which is the basis for determining the main directions of the State Border Guard Service. Of Ukraine. The initial data are the existing legal framework, scenarios and situations of development of the military-political situation, functions and responsibilities of the border agency. The importance of the main parameters was determined by the method of expert assessment and with the help of SWOT analysis in the conditions of daily activity, in the conditions of complication of the situation and in the conditions of military character, opportunities and threats, the directions of further development of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine were substantiated. . SWOT - analysis is an adequate method for conducting strategic analysis, which allows to determine the directions of development of units and subdivisions of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and substantiation of their tasks. Thus, the analysis identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the border agency, opportunities and threats in the day-to-day, in a difficult situation and in a military nature, which can be further used in providing proposals to determine the main activities and further development of the State. Border Guard Service of Ukraine, as well as taken into account when submitting proposals on the content of the draft Strategy of Public Safety and Civil Protection of Ukraine.