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NATIONAL MILITIA STANDARDS

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2.0 DUTY AND CODE OF CONDUCT

1. I am a citizen of the State of [State], serving in the unorganized militia. I am prepared to give my life to guard and protect my homeland, our common law rights and liberties and our way of life. This service is a duty of my citizenship.

2. I will keep and maintain the uniform, equipment, and weaponry necessary to perform the duties prescribed for the militia of [State] and will be prepared to mobilize quickly.

3. I will never forget that I am a citizen of the State of [State], and through her, of these United States. I am responsible for my actions and dedicated to the principles that made this country free. I will strive to lead an exemplary life and never, by action or statement, bring discredit to the militia, my country, or my fellow countrymen.

4. In all cases, I shall endeavor to inform and urge all citizens to return to the Constitutional Republic our forefathers envisioned.

5. I will stand by or come to the aid of my brothers of the militia with whatever means necessary and without question or concern for my own well-being to ensure due process of law as stated in the Constitution.

6. I will never misuse my position in the militia for financial or personal gain, nor will I engage in any activity subversive to the militia.

7. I will never surrender of my own free will. If, in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they have the means to resist.

8. If am captured, I will continue to resist by all means possible. I will make every effort to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

9. Should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only my name, rank, and date of birth. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to the United States and its citizens or harmful to their continued struggle for liberty and freedom.

10. Should I become a prisoner of war, I will keep my faith with my fellow prisoners, and accept no favors from the enemy. I will give no information nor take part in any action that might be harmful to my comrades. If I am a senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will support them in every way.

2.1 GENERAL GUIDELINES

General Membership:

General membership in the militia of [State] is open to all lawful citizens of the State of [State] at the age of 18-70. There shall be no discrimination due to, race, sex, national origin or physical characteristics. Membership is voluntary.

All prospective members shall be required to give their name, date of birth, address, contact information, next of kin, and general information detailing prior military experience and/or other such skills as may be utilized by the militia.

All such information shall be kept private under all circumstances, and destroyed in the event of crisis; And shall be used for no other purpose than the internal business of the unit.

All members will be required to pass a ninety day probationary period after which the are required to subscribe to the Code of Conduct and swear or affirm the membership oath.

Personal Equipment:

Each member will be issued an itemized list of certain personal and Unit equipment which he must procure and maintain. This equipment is necessary to the performance of his duties, personal sustenance and hygiene; and shall be maintained packed and ready for deployment at all times. A 20 minute or shorter departure capability is strongly recommended.

Each member shall bring with them enough food rations and water to sustain them during meetings, training and camp musters.

Weapons and Ammunition:

Each member is required to provide and maintain his own weapons, stocks of ammunition and deployment gear. Members are required to remain proficient in the maintenance and safe operation of their weapon; and to have on hand at all times 300 rounds for the rifle and 100 rounds per sidearm. Lacking the depth, resources and re-supply capabilities of a conventional military unit; militia members are urged to acquire at least 2000 rounds of ammunition and 6 magazines per rifle as well as a cleaning kit and spare parts. Standardization in caliber and weapons type within each unit is strongly encouraged. Only in self-defense or during properly supervised training sessions will a member discharge his weapons. All members are expected to abide by all Constitutional State firearms regulations.

Training:

All active duty members will be expected to pass Level One line qualifications. Support personnel will train in their assigned area of duty.

Assembly and Muster:

Periodic assemblies, musters and meetings are necessary and shall be called to achieve the overall goals of each unit. Regular monthly meetings shall be conducted on the third Saturday or Sunday. Members must discipline themselves to schedule and set aside time each month for musters and assembly for such purposes as field training exercises. Therefore, members who miss 3 consecutive meetings without a reasonable excuse will be dropped from the role. Members will be notified of such dates, times, and places of all meetings.

While it is intended that the militia intrude as little as possible in the lives of it's members, it is clear that individual members are volunteers who must be ready to meet periodically and to deploy as need arises. It will be the objective of the Command Staff to infringe as little as possible on the time of it's members, recognizing the responsibilities of family and job.


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