What is National Guard?

  • (noun): United States military reserves recruited by the states and equipped by the federal government; subject to call by either.
    Synonyms: home reserve

National Guard

The term National Guard originally referred to a French citizen militia (see: National Guard (France)). The term is now used in many countries. Depending on the country in question, "national guard" may refer to an organized militia, a military force, a paramilitary force, a gendarmerie, or a police force:

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Leonard F. Wing - World War II
... in most divisions, making him one of two National Guard officers to command a combat division in World War II ... The other National Guard officer who commanded a combat division, Robert S ... is likely the source of the claim that Wing was the only National Guard officer to command a combat division in World War II ...
National Guard - Political Organizations
... National Guard, better known as the Blueshirts, a 1930s political movement in Ireland, antecedent to the modern Irish political party, Fine Gael ...
Latvian National Guard
... The National Guard (Latvian Zemessardze (ZS)) is a part of National Armed Forces ... NG is a basic land component, consisting of volunteers who perform traditional national guard duties such as crisis response and support for military operations ... It consists of 3 regions of National Guard ...
List Of Oklahoma State Agencies - Executive Branch - Secretary of Veterans Affairs
... of the Military • Department of Veterans Affairs National Guard • Army National Guard • Air National Guard • State Guard ...
Scott Perry (politician) - Military Service - National Guard
... in 1980 when he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard ... S2, 28th AVN BDE Executive Officer, 1/104 Cavalry Executive Officer, Task Force Saber, Multi-National Division (East), Bosnia Safety Officer, SAAO, PA Joint Forces HQ ...

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