U.S. Army National Guard 386th Birthday
Reported By SGT D.McKenzie
Normally when we hear the oldest branch of the military, we usually don't look towards the National Guard.
Founded on December 13th, 1636 the National Guard was originally known as the continental militia and consisted of every male in the area of the first English-established colonies, Jamestown, and Plymouth.
While in the 1650s, militiamen slowly banded together to form Companies, usually run by an Officer ranked Captain.
Those Companies would then be formed up to make Regiments, usually run by an Officer ranked Major or Colonel.
Throughout the history of the United States, the National Guard has been activated for every national disaster, from Hurricane Katrina to Riots, as well as the fight against Covid-19,
As well as in wars, from 63,000 National Guardsmen in Desert Storm to the nearly 184,000 activated over the 20 years in the Global War on Terror.
The U.S. National Guard has widely been known to be the most deployed over Active Duty and Reserve Forces. Their motto; Always Ready, Always There.