STANDARDS



STRUCTURE

A militia unit cannot and will not become a viable military organization, or have any potential for effective civil defense and response, until the talk stops and purposeful organization begins. Officers must effectively organize group efforts and provide for training, unit organization, response strategies, intelligence, security and communications. Logistics Officers must ensure the acquisition of resources consistent with the tactical role assumed by the unit. Every member must acquire and develop proficiency in the use of firearms, field and specialized equipment. Each member must be committed to the purpose and goals of the unit.

The fundamental rule guiding the organization is centralized principles and planning with decentralized tactics and action.

To meet these goals and objectives; the organization is divided into several teams under the direction of a command Staff.

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. 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 its 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 its members, recognizing the responsibilities of family and job.

BASIC TEAM ORGANIZATION

The fire team is the basic building block of the militia. It's creation and training should be the first priority of any militia.

A fire team may be as small as 4 men or as large as 6, led by M3 fire team leader.

Each fire team will have at least one FIRE TEAM LEADER,

MEDIC, HEAVY GUNNER, AND SHARPSHOOTER.

Fire team leader: There is one team leader per fire team. His duties are Carry out the orders issued to him by the CO (commanding officer) He is responsible for the discipline, appearance, training, control, conduct and welfare of his team at all times, as well as the condition, care, and economical use of its equipment. He is also responsible for the tactical employment, fire discipline, fire control and maneuver of his squad. He takes position where he can best carry out orders of the CO; and observe and control his team.

Medic: This is the team member with the highest level of medical training. If possible, he should be trained as a First Responder or an EMT. The Medic is responsible for overall field health and sanitation of the team. He must make sure the team’s first aid gear is in order at all times and is responsible for the team’s water supplies. He will carry medical gear over and above that required for individuals.

Heavy Gunner: This is the team member who will lay down suppressive fire and cover likely avenues of approach. He will be equipped with a large number of high capacity magazines and must have the ability to carry extra weight.

Sharpshooter: This is the team member who is the most accurate shot of the group. He will train other members in rifle marksmanship. The sharpshooter will pull point and set the pace when on the march. He will provide team surveillance and recon. He will be equipped with a MBR rifle and scope.

A Squad consists of a minimum of 6 members and is usually comprised of three teams. Command, Security and Support.

COMMAND TEAM: is the leadership of the unit and provides planning, training and issues orders to be carried out by the individual teams. The command team will consist of 2 members a Commanding officer (CO), and Executive Officer (XO)

The Commanding officers’ (CO’s) responsibilities include:

Dissemination of constitutional principles and ideology to the rank and file.

Development and security of tactical and strategic contingency plans for implementation by the tactical teams.

Development and operations of public relations within the community.

Recruitment

Supervises the counterintelligence program

Supervises intelligence gathering activities

Analyses and reports intelligence information

Executive Officer (XO) responsibilities include:

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Institute training program.

Establish a working relationship between other teams.

Development and security of tactical and strategic contingency plans for implementation by the tactical teams.

Coordination of the various teams.

Establishes and enforces training standards.

Tailors training to specific missions.

Planning of operations under C/O's directions.

SECURITY TEAM:

These are your Primary Forces. They provide security for all facilities, conduct patrols, and provide defense. Each team consists of 4 men and a team leader, communications, rendezvous points, staging areas, and standing orders. They execute the orders of the (XO) and train within their own unit.

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.