TheVermont State Guard appears to be larger, or at least more diverse and geographically extensive than most such. From the web site:
The Vermont State Guard (VSG) is authorized under Title 32, Section 109(C) United States Code; Title 20, Part 3, Chapter 61, Vermont State Statues. Executive Order Number 67, dated 26 April 1982 signed by Richard A. Snelling, Governor of Vermont established the Vermont State Guard. The Vermont State Guard is recognized as a State Defense Force by the National Guard Bureau by NGB regulation 10-4.
In accordance with the Vermont State Statutes Title 20, the Vermont State Guard is to, in the long-term, establish an Emergency Corps for the purpose of providing Internal Security and Public Safety.
In order to be duly prepared in accordance with Executive Order 67, the Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) utilizes three classifications of membership participation as follows:
Cadre: member participation in excess of 75% annually.
Reserve Cadre: member participation in excess of 50% annually.
Emergency: member participates in excess of 5% annually.
The mission of the Vermont State Guard is to be duly prepared to perform tasks of Internal Security and Public Safety, as ordered by the Governor of the State, under the direction of The Adjutant General State of Vermont
The Vermont State Guard is looking for dedicated men and women who are ready to volunteer to serve their state. Former military service members or experienced civilian career trained individuals, between the ages of 17 and 70 and possessing the skills, knowledge and commitment needed to perform organizational readiness and multi-tasking in an emergency, are desired by the Vermont State Guard.
17 to 70... now that is more like the traditional militia concept.
The TOand E shows 4 general officers, 5 battalions composed of a total of 19 companies, an air wing (as in Air Force??), an army aviation unit, and a medical battalion spread across the state with some communities hosting units as small as the the squad level. Here is the application form. Could it be any simpler?
The Vermont State Guard is to be trained to perform multi-tasks for Internal Security and Public Safety operations. Areas of concentration are, but not limited to, the following:-Safety traffic control
-Emergency Medical Operations
-Support of the military community and their families
-Conduct emergency response training to VSG members and other individuals in the community.
Print and complete the application below and submit to:
APPLICATION TO JOIN
ZIP CODE: _____________
(VSG Use Only)
Name: Date of Birth: M q F q
Civilian Education Level:
Prior military service: YES NO , If yes what branch
Highest rank or grade attained: Job title(s):
Insert years of service as applicable (YY - YY):
Applicant Signature: Date:
VSG Use Only:
VTSG Pam 600-1 (June 24, 2002)