An Interesting Perspective On Reasons To Join The National Guard.

Here is a post I actually found by accident. The guy who runs this blog put links to both of my “Infantry Common Tasks” posts and I always check out a site or an article my links were included in before I approve it in comments. Something to pay attention to in this post relates to some things that I and some others have mentioned, regarding you and people in your group joining the National Guard. In the US, reservists are not combat arms, they are support units, and are a Federal organization designed to augment Federal military support units as an auxiliary (no commandos or Infantry in the Federal Reserves no matter what some jackass might tell you).

The National Guard, while being a State entity, can be used by the state (natural disaster response, riot control, etc.) or federalized as has been shown many times, but it is organized and funded by the State (with some Federal assistance). The National Guard has every Combat Arms MOS within it, and within those units are multiple support MOS’s at the Company level that are needed to complete the unit (medic, supply, NBC, Commo, Armorer, cooks, etc.). For example: Special Forces (18 series), Airborne, LRS, Infantry (11 series), Cav/Armor (14 and 19 series), Artillery (13 series), and Engineer (21 series) are all in the NG. This doesn’t even point out all the support MOS’s needed to round out the overall unit at the Battalion level or higher.

Do I have a problem with a guy who wants to get training from the Tactical Trainers out there? Of course not. That would be like cutting off my nose to spite my face. My issue is those who want to “play soldier” and think that “If I get enough training on the weekends, I will be a Light Infantryman.” (this is exacerbated by some trainers out there who forward this idea, simply to make money off of those types of people).

You wanna go out and do “militia” training one weekend a month? Why not get paid to do it after an initial 4 month training block (for the Infantry MOS, others are different in time required) that your employer cannot fire you for doing? That’s right, according to ESGR regs an employer cannot fire you for any time off needed to do any training or deployments while a member of any Reserve/NG component unit, and if they penalize the employee, they get hammered by the Feds. I have heard a few guys say, “But if I’m gone that long, my girlfriend/Wife won’t be around when I get back.”, and to that I say, if that’s true, you need a different Wife/girlfriend anyway.

You wanna get your group squared away? Do as SFC Barry has mentioned before and have them join the same NG unit and get Infantry (or whatever combat arms MOS is in that state), supply, commo, NBC and medical training, then be able to train together once a month while getting paid to do it. Hell, you wanna “Play Commando”, the 19th and 20th NG Special Forces have units all over the country in 15 different states.

Think about this. You get your group in the same Combat Arms unit and train once a month on those tasks with the unit, then you guys train once a month on your own Survivalist skillsets you want to become proficient in. How squared away would that group be? By the way, can you think of a better place to recruit group members (after a watch and listen period) than in a Combat Arms NG unit? Also, you would have the opportunity to go to whatever Army schools are available to the Combat Arms MOS that you fall under such as Mountain Warfare, Air Assault, Airborne, Pathfinder, Army Combatives (multi-tier hand to hand courses) and the NCO academies, just to name a few. These are schools you can’t even get in the civilian world, let alone what they would cost you if you could, and you’d have to do it on YOUR time off from work.

Here’s one of the problems I see groups like militias having with going down this path. Those guys would actually have to start at the bottom and earn their way up, and they’d have to listen instead of talk. No “Insta-Kernals”. No, “Well it says here in the Ranger Handbook….” from those who have never used it in a real training context. No more, “Well the Youtube video shows…..” and the video is from an equally unskilled or less than knowledgeable “militia ranger”.

Joining a NG Combat Arms unit would be real world immersion training that can be dangerous, and you would have to actually commit to a period of time that you would be on the line (weren’t some militias actually at some protest/riots, and now they’re askin’ for money to support them going to more? They’d have gotten paid to be there if deployed with the NG, but the kicker is they wouldn’t have been callin’ the shots), and you might actually be called to do your Combat Arms job for real, and most aren’t willing to do that unless it’s convenient, and combat never is.

You guys want to be a Constitutional Militia, but then say, “I don’t like the current Governor (or President), so I wouldn’t follow their commands.”. Then you try to impress everyone by sayin’ “We were workin’ with law enforcement.” (wonder where their orders came from?), or “We tried to work with law enforcement, but they turned us down.”.  You’d better re-read what the militia acts originally espoused, because if you say you’re “Constitutional Militia”, then by God, be “CONSTITUTIONAL MILITIA”! This is one of the reasons I recommend you DON’T call yourself “militia”, Constitutional or otherwise. For example, if you are following the rules as a “Constitutional Militia” in PA, you don’t have the option of tellin’  that socialist Governor Tom Wolf to shove it up his ass, do you?

This post isn’t a “You need to join the NG or you are nothing but a POS.” post. It is about presenting some options that came to mind because of the post I reposted here. Do you need to join the NG to be a well rounded Survivalist? No. Are you a hypocrite if you are a member of your local militia that claims Constitutional authority, but are not/never were willing to join the NG if physically able? Yes.

For most of the militia members that I have seen that have no former mil service, or are not prior Combat Arms service members, they want to do the cool “Combat Arms” stuff (look at me, I’m an “operator” even though I never was when I was in the mil), without the “baggage” of the commitment or the threat of actually having to do it real world. Most don’t start at the bottom (does a militia unit actually even have “Privates”?), and they usually get to have an immediate say in what’s going on (they don’t have to listen without being heard like an enlisted soldier would), which is a scary prospect in and of itself.

By the way, pay close attention in this article to the info about the British Soldiers that got hemmed up over their extra curricular activities.


Greetings men-

The following article is by contributor Michael Gladius, and is on a topic that is very germane to the site’s focus.

Many of those of our mindset struggle with figuring out the best course to set in life, knowing the lands we most care about are facing anarchy and violence in the near future, and knowing those governments (in Western Europe at least) are deathly opposed to anyone questioning their radical policies and ideology, which are leading to that impending anarchy.

Mr. Gladius’s article- as well as the relevant story I link to below it- is a thought provoking treatise on one such possible path.

Why Preservationists Should Join The Military Reserves

by Michael Gladius

Not everybody can be an activist, especially on the right. The left-wing activists have more sponsors and wealthier sponsors than the right has, and they have been doing this for far longerRight-wingers need to ask permission from the state to do anything, whereas left-wingers can act with impunity, protected by the police power of the government. Right-wingers need months to plan a rally, whereas leftist thrall-masters can summon a riot within hours. When it comes to virtually all conventional methods of power, the left holds a near-monopoly.

So what can the right do? There are already several successful activist groups, particularly Generation Identitaire and its various iterations, but for various reasons many patriots cannot get involved with these activist groups on a regular basis.

The answer lies in the army reserves. If European patriots joined the reserves en masse, the balance of power would shift dramatically in our favor.

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What are the reserves?

War is expensive, and standing armies are a massive drain on a nation’s resources. For peaceful nations, small nations, or poor nations these costs are prohibitive. Even bigger and wealthier countries would prefer to spend as little as possible on their militaries, unless they are at war. The reserves are a way to balance out the need for a large body of trained soldiers with the desire for a small, inexpensive army. When a man joins the reserves, he goes through basic training, same as a full-time soldier. When he finishes training, he returns to civilian life and is required to drill once a month. In time of war, he may be re-activated, and called up for duty. When this happens, he normally undergoes a period of a few months to refresh his skills before being deployed.

Switzerland is famous for mandating military training for its entire population (which I personally think should be copied across the West). Being a small, peaceful country, it has maintained a policy of iron neutrality for 500 years through this system. Other examples throughout history include the Spartans, Romans, Germans, Israelis, and Boers. The Israelis in 1948 and the Boers in 1899 are the most suitable for our scenario today. This will be the subject of a future article.

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Advantages of joining the reserves

In a military, there are combat units, auxiliary units, and a chain of command to ensure these are coordinated and organized. Basic training varies from country to country, but is generally no shorter than 3 months. Compare this to gun clubs and tactical schools in the United States and Europe, which normally only offer classes on weekends (many of them will, however, offer courses for law enforcement personnel on weekdays… hint hint). These basic skills are highly perishable, and require time and qualified teachers in order to be effectively ingrained.

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The first advantage of joining the reserves is that patriots do not have to quit their jobs to join. Once training is complete, reservists will return home, and pick up where they left off. It would be impractical for every European patriot to join the army full-time, but this is not the case with the reserves.

The second advantage of joining the reserves is legitimacy. It may seem odd to join the armies of the nation-states conspiring to replace us and our way of life, but the left has no qualms about milking the state for money and wielding its conventional power. Neither should we. If the right breaks away from the nation state, then we are only another gang in a lawless landscape. If the nation-state collapses, the gangs will survive, but so long as the state remains, the left will ensure that it hunts us down first. By joining the reserves, we will show our loyalty to our nations (if not the politicians running them), and be able to claim legitimate use of force against lawless Islamo-leftists. If we are reservists, then the state cannot declare war on itself without consuming itself and rendering itself irrelevant.

The third advantage of joining the reserves is the need for effective leadership. The right currently lacks a unified command structure, outside of activist groups. Contrary to common perception, the many activist groups on the left are not centrally controlled. Each is capable of independent action, while simultaneously having an efficient and effective communication network that allows collaboration and co-conspiracy. If one leftist group throws a protest, the others join in, even if their goals are only tangentially related.military 5

By joining the reserves, the right can organically develop command structures on a regional basis (i.e., among fellow reservists and police/fire volunteers in our hometowns). Having a decentralized, localized command structure like this will enhance our own legitimacy, while also allowing the scattered groups to come together for larger actions. These small, scattered groups will need to maintain connections to right-wing activist groups, in order to both inform and be informed of changes as they occur.

The fourth advantage of joining the reserves is that the state pays for it, not us. The left is bankrolled and sponsored by banks, the merchant class, large financial institutions, and taxpayer dollars. The right is not. By joining the reserves, we will be able to train and prepare at the state’s expense, and save our private funds for other projects. Plus, reservists’ pay/stipend can supplement the patriot’s income handsomely.

The last advantage of joining the reserves is that it can serve as a tool for cultural revival. From the beginning of time, men have always been the warriors. Womanhood happens automatically, manhood does not. Young men are usually more enthusiastic about fighting than the elders, and need rites of passage into manhood. The modern state of affairs does not offer anything to satisfy this need. We on the right must fill it in, day by day.

At a local level, reservists can offer fraternity to Europe’s young men. Even those who do not join the reserves due to age or infirmity can still help by hosting and mentoring these youth. Ideally, patriots would take turns hosting get-together’s for fellow reservists and their families, and nurture/emphasize the importance of patriarchy, family, tribe, and local culture (I would also highly recommend basing volunteer groups around Churches, as the Deacons for Defense were in the 1960s). This process will take time, and can’t be accelerated. Frequent gatherings are better than large gatherings, as is the case with all forms of training.

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When the war finally starts, those who are trained and have the keys to the armory will need to know each other, be organized, have an established chain of command, if we are to offer effective resistance against the legions of Islam. Like Germanic Hunns, or Boer Commandos, we will be dangerous, tribal brotherhoods. Activism may be the dress rehearsal for the fight to come, and help win the war on a mental and moral level, but joining the reserves will go a long ways in preparing the West’s patriots on the physical/organizational level for the more life and death tests that are to come.

Editor’s Note:

I think Michael perfectly lays out the positive reasons one would consider joining the military reserves as a nationalist in the West. Additionally interesting is the question of how such positives differ depending on the country in question.

For instance, joining the reserves or active armed forces in Hungary or Poland is a no-brainer- you would be fighting for Preservationist governments opposed to Western-suicide and fighting alongside like-minded brothers in arms.

In a country like the US or Denmark or Finland, you could probably think of yourself as attempting to play a ‘deciding vote’ type of role, where the nation in question is about 50% on the edge, and could fall apart like Sweden or France or could regain its footing.

Then, of course, there is the possibility of joining the reserves or armed forces in a place like the UK, or Belgium, or Sweden. This is another matter, as you would essentially be an undercover member of an anti-government resistance.

I think the potential power one could have in such a role is great, and as proof of that, we have only to look at the recent actions of the UK government….

I will finish with that story below (big thanks to Philip for linking to it).

It is from The Sun– and is a classically hyperbolic article dishonestly calling National Action “Neo-Nazi’s”- which is progressive code for “anyone who disagrees with us”.

Two British Soldiers are among three men charged with terrorism offences over their alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi hate mob National Action.

Alexander Deakin, 22, Mikko Vehvilainen, 32, and Mark Barrett, 24, are accused of being part of the prescribed organisation

Deakin, of Great Barr, Birmingham, is further charged with possessing documents useful for committing a terror attack.

He also allegedly incited racial hatred by posting National Action stickers over Aston University campus in Birmingham on July 9 last year.

Vehvilainen, of Sennybridge Camp in Brecon, Wales, is charged with having information useful in preparing a terror attack and possessing pepper spray.

He also allegedly posted comments on a website “intending thereby to stir up racial hatred”.
The three men will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Again, that is the disgusting bugmen at The Sun describe what happened.

And here is how Philip described it (or in other words, the translation from Suicidalist-speak):

Since your article matters have become even worse, yesterday three soldiers were charged with ‘terrorist’ offences. What were they?
1) Being members of proscribed organisation National Action. This organisation has never committed one act of violence and if it existed in the USA would not even come on the radar. It was primarily made up of anti-left students.
2) Posting insulting comments comments on a website which are I quote ‘threatening abusive and insulting intending to stir up racial hatred.’ I may have to stop posting here.
3) One of them had a can of pepper spray. Don’t laugh
4) Posting leaflets in a university. Really! Possessing documents that could be used for terrorism. What?

All this is freakish Orwellian speak. Welcome to modern day Britain.

As Michael wrote up above: “the state cannot declare war on itself without consuming itself and rendering itself irrelevant.” I think that a lot of regular native Brits will be viewing it in exactly that light, which should hopefully be a 4GW victory for our side, as unfortunate as it is for the men involved who will be going to prison- going to prison purely for their desire to keep Britain alive and free.



American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

8 thoughts on “An Interesting Perspective On Reasons To Join The National Guard.

  1. It is a sane strategy with one caveat: The regulations against “extremism” and the commissariat that is always watchful for its least expression. What is “extremism?” Nobody knows. So they key to the successful implementation of this strategy is the iron clad rule, “Keep Your Mouth Shut.” Another key to this strategy is to get as many people as possible into OCS.


  2. My 60 yr. age is a no go.I’ve done the Washington county MD Sheriff’s citizen training, including CERT. Now I’m inspired to try Hagerstown PD auxiliary. Great articles, thanks.
    Despair stinks.
    I’d rather be a blessing than a curse.

  3. Not being a dick but they do have 11B slots in the reserve, drill sergeant, some type of admin and and range control, only reason I know I was looking into the reserves before I got medically retired. Thanks for all you do, agree with almost every bit of advice you put out.

    • Yes Sniper John, there are, but they are very limited, are not entry level, and are not Combat Arms units, per se. I have a Buddy who was a commanding officer for one of those DI reserve units, and he tried for a couple years to get me to come back in to do the DI thing. It would have been fun, but there was always the chance of being deployed with “Whoever”, and I’m not going to war with guys I don’t know and haven’t trained with. That’s a recipe for disaster unless you don’t have any choice in the matter, wouldn’t you agree? Also, I didn’t mention them because they are generally for guys just getting off AD, not the “brand new” Private just out of OSUT. Can you think of a worse thing to do to a Private than sending him to an Admin/range job instead of putting him in a unit to teach him the “Infantry” ropes. How would you give that Private any career guidance? He’s no doing his Infantry job so being able to assess then direct him to the next level with advice would be impossible (He’d have to transfer the the NG to be able to progress as an 11B in a reserve type status.

      • Agree 100% with ya, that’s why I put not trying to be a dick, just wanting to throw some knowledge out for any of the active duty readers (quite a few in atleast in the 11b world) who might want to take up the 20k bonuses the reserve(for awhile) has been periodically throwing out there.

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