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National Guard of the United States


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The National Guard of the United States, part of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces, is a reserve military force, composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 246. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state and the federal government.
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  • Origins 

  • Organization 

  • Other organizations 

  • Duties and administrative organization 

  • National Guard active duty character 

  • History 

  • Relevant laws 

  • Notable members 

  • Number of guardsmen by state, territory and D.C.