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The North Carolina State Guard Association is an unarmed – all-volunteer – service organization dedicated to assisting our fellow citizens during emergency situations or natural disasters.
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As an state militia, we embody the traditions of the citizen militia which has served our country and North Carolina since colonial times. State militias are recognized in Federal Law [32 U.S.C. s.109], but the existence of a state Militia or State Defense Force remains at the discretion of each state government. The North Carolina State Code [Article 127A as amended in June 2011] authorizes the existence of a State Defense Militia. The North Carolina State Guard was officially established on 27 February 1941 when the North Carolina National Guard was mobilized into Federal Service during World War Two. The State Guard actually began organizing in early February with the appointment of officers, and the mustered strength reached a high of 2,128 by 1944. With the return of the National Guard, units began being inactivated in 1946, and the State Guard was completely disbanded by July of 1947. The shoulder patch worn by the original North Carolina State Guard is now worn by our organization. The North Carolina State Defense Militia (SDM) was reactivated by North Carolina Governor James G. Martin in February 1988. Since that time, the NC SDM participated in operations for Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and members filled in for National Guard troops while they were deployed for the Persian Gulf War 1990–91. It also served during coastal storms and an outbreak of tornadoes in King, North Carolina. In 1995 the NC General Assembly passed Joint Resolution 987 to honor the NC SDM for their service to the State. Unfortunately, however, the NC SDM was deactivated in 1996 on order of the NC Adjutant General. This suspension is still in effect. On the Atlantic Coast, hurricane-prone North Carolina is one of a few states now without an organized and funded State Defense Force! It is our hope and aim to have the Governor re-establish the NC SDM.
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