Publications

Below is a series of articles and official government publications concerning State Defense Forces.

 

GOVERNMENT

  • National Guard Bureau – Chief National Guard Bureau Instruction in reference to 10-4 National Guard Interaction with State Defense Forces – Click Here to Read (Revised 2017)
  • Department of Defense Inspector General – Evaluation of Department of Defense Interaction with State Defense Forces – Click Here to Read – 2014
  • National Guard Bureau – National Guard Interaction with State Defense Forces – Click Here to Read – (Revised 2011)
  • Department of Defense House Armed Services Committee ReportClick Here to Read – 2005
  • National Guard Bureau – National Guard Bureau and State Defense Forces Interaction – Click Here to Read – 1987
  • United States of America – Title 32 § 109. Maintenance of other troops (State Defense Forces) – Click Here to Read – 1956

INDEPENDENT PUBLICATIONS

  • The Militia You’ve Never Heard Of – Adam Freedman – Click Here to Read – 2016
  • State Defense Forces and their role in American Homeland Security – Jonathan R. Pohnel, Naval Postgraduate School – Click Here to Read – 2015
  • State defense forces: Challenges and opportunities of recruiting and retention – Deano L. McNeil – Click Here to Read – 2015
  • Tapping State Defense Forces to Decrease Defense Spending – WO1 Seth G. Stuck – Click Here to Read – 2012
  • Why More States Should Establish State Defense Forces – Jessica Zuckerman, Colonel Martin Hershkowitz, Brigadier General Frederic N. Smalkin, and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. – Click Here to Read – 2012
  • The 21st Century Militia: State Defense Forces and Homeland Security – James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., and Jessica Zuckerman – Click Here to Read – 2010
  • A well regulated militia – James Jay Carafano – Click Here to Read – 2008
  • The Role of State Defense Forces in Homeland Security – Col. John R. Brinkerhoff – Click Here to Read – 2005
  • America’s State Defense Forces: An Historical Component of National Defense – Dr. Kent G. Sieg – Click Here to Read – 2005
  • State Defense Forces and Homeland Security – Arthur N. Tulak, Robert W. Kraft, and Don Silbaugh –  Click Here To Read – 2003
  • State Defense Forces: The Missing Link in National Security – George J. Stien – Click Here to Read – 1984
  • US Home Defense Forces StudyClick Here to Read – 1981
  • State Defense Forces: Past, Present and Future – Ronald Ray Armstrong, Alexander Philip Gisoldi – Click Here to Read – 1974

INDEPENDENT PUBLICATIONS

  • A Condensed History of California’s State Defense Forces – SSgt. D. Carl Ehlig – Click Here to Read – 2013
  • Maryland Defense Force 10th Medical Regiment: Past, Present and Future – Colonel (MD) Martin Hershkowitz, Colonel (MD) H. Wayne Nelson, Ph.D. – Click Here to Read – 2008