Why So Special?

Melnyk, Les
August 2006
Soldiers;Aug2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p6
The article describes the uniqueness of functions of the U.S. Army National Guard. Every member of the National Guard belongs both to the National Guard of the U.S. and the National Guard of his particular state. The Guard exercises a decentralized control for domestic operations. It is immediately available and accountable to the state commander in chief, the governor, and remains under his control unless mobilized for federal service.


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