Gov. DeSantis Proposes Reinstating Florida’s State Guard Military Force

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed reestablishing the state’s State Guard Military Force. The military force was initially a World War II-era effort comprised of civilians and controlled by the governor.

The Hill reports:

The Guard would consist of 200 volunteer civilians “trained in the best emergency response techniques” that would aid in the event of natural disasters or other state emergencies, according to a press release.

The Florida State Guard was initially created in 1941 to fill in for National Guard members deployed during World War II. It was later disbanded in 1947.

DeSantis said the proposed unit would “not be encumbered by the federal government,” adding that this force would give him “the flexibility and the ability needed to respond to events in our state in the most effective way possible.”

The idea was part of DeSantis’s larger military budget proposal, which included establishing three new armories, a new National Guard Headquarters and supporting service members getting degrees.

DeSantis is requesting $3.5 million from the state legislature to fund the effort. If successful it would become the nation’s 23rd active state guard.



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Joe
Joe
9 months ago

Do it, a great idea, since the current administration, is totally incompetent.

Anthony R Napolillo
Anthony R Napolillo
9 months ago

DITTO 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO BRANDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan
Susan
9 months ago

Fantastic idea! Now Texas needs to follow suit.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Susan

Should each state have it’s own Army?
What if one State attacks another?

Dee Mabuhay
Dee Mabuhay
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Good, we can attack all Blue States.

Beartoe
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Are you retarded?

Beartoe
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Are you demented?

Bill
Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

It is not an Army that will attack another state,my understanding it will be along the lines of the National Guard whom have to be activated by the Federal Government. And the State Guard will be controlled by the State Government to assist in emergency situations when needed.I think it is a really good move as there are many citizens who would like to help others in a time of need. Governor DeSantis has been very active in his quest to help the Residents of Florida, and there are People all over the Country who wish they had a Governor like him.I hope to see him on the National Stage before long as we sure need someone of his caliber to counter act the Socialist democrats who are trying to destroy our Country and all it stands for.

Zack
Zack
9 months ago
Reply to  Susan

The Texas Military Forces are the principal instrument through which the Texas Military Department executes security policy for Texas, which has the second-largest population and border in the United States, and the 10th-largest economy in the world. The Texas Military Forces have a budget of $101.1 million as of 2017. Current forces include the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, and Texas State Guard of the Texas Militia. Former forces include the Texian Militia, Texian Army, Texian Navy, Texas Army, Texas Navy, and Texas Marines. It also included the Texas Rangers from their inception until 1935. The Texas Military Forces are administered by the Texas Military Department under command of the adjutant general of Texas, who is appointed by and subordinate to the governor of Texas, the commander-in-chief

Dee Mabuhay
Dee Mabuhay
9 months ago
Reply to  Zack

Great! Let Texas secede from the U.S. and then I will migrate to Texas.

robert
robert
9 months ago
Reply to  Dee Mabuhay

hope so too, but i already livr here.hehehe

Lew Tripp
9 months ago
Reply to  robert

lol

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
9 months ago
Reply to  Zack

Great information. I wrote a short piece on state forces nationwide but it was censored as all of my comments are. The Trump campaign knows I’m a loyal voter and have been so for 60 years but they swallowed the leftist algorithm that censors conservative principles. They beg for my money five or six times every day but never ask why I cut them off.

Alan
Alan
9 months ago

All the more reason to get Ron DeSantis in the White House so he can lead the whole country not just one state.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Alan

DeSantis – Pence 2024.

Dee Mabuhay
Dee Mabuhay
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

No, not Pence.

Angie
Angie
9 months ago
Reply to  Dee Mabuhay

Oh GOD no! I never want to see his name again in ANY capacity, the freaking traitor!!

robert
robert
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Trump and who ever he selects

Bill
Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

With all due respect Albert J Hess, I wish you would become better informed , Governor Ron DeSantis and Pence are complete opposites Pence is a traitor who will not stand up to those who stole our election and wish to destroy our Country,and Governor Ron DeSantis is a true American Patriot and a Man of the people

tom matthews
tom matthews
9 months ago
Reply to  Alan

DeSantis to the WhiteHouse in 2024 >> Trump to Congress in 2022 ( Speaker of the House ) Develop and Create answers to our problems via the support of our base and don’t attempt to impute the will of government even if it is the best solution . We need the people to be informed about our options and support a solution .>>

Chuck Gardner
Chuck Gardner
9 months ago

Excellent idea! Your the Man!

L.C Black
L.C Black
9 months ago

The present federal administration has little interest in protecting it’s citizens, their property or livelihood so this sounds like a good solution. Will probably need more people in the guard.

Casey
Casey
9 months ago

Great idea Governor DeSantis. You are a wonderful leader and we don’t have many wonderful leaders in politics today. Most politicians are too busy figuring out how they can steal the taxpayer’s money for themselves.

Rialco
Rialco
9 months ago

FANTASTIC idea!! Gov. Desantis amazes me every day!

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Rialco

Every state should have it’s own Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Coast Guard, Space Force and Nuclear Weapons Force.
Answerable only to the Governor, not the current jerk in the White House. ,

Bill
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Still the nut case, Hess, now back to your sand box.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

When do you have a heart attack?

Corrine
Corrine
9 months ago
Reply to  Rialco

Yes! He is the leader we all need! Pray he continues and his influence grows
more and more. Why are not more governors following suit knowing his
popularity with the public? Worrisome. Wake up and get on board.

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
9 months ago

DeSantis definitely a good Governor with a ever evolving handle on safety and America First.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
9 months ago

Great idea! Texas also has similar forces. They include the Texas State Guard (TXSG) which is a professionally-trained branch of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) headquartered at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas with regional brigades statewide. The TXSG is one of three TXMF branches, which also include the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard.

Florida had a state defense force and a state naval force but they’re now inactive. Overall, 22 states and Puerto Rico currently have active military forces but training varies.

Other states have inactivated forces and a handful have never had such forces. Some provide a full range of weapons training, others have competitive shooters, range qualifications and honor guards. Clearly, it’s not a legal problem and any state with the will and wherewithal could be activated.

Terri
Terri
9 months ago

I love our gov DeS but why is he not handling the redistricting map??? Legislature is leaving Stephanie Murphy & Charlie Christ’s districts in tack WHEN they could be breaking them up. Even the dems say they LOVE the new map. Call his office!!! Tell him to get busy on this. ACTION ACTION ACTION

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Terri

Gov DeS must gerrymander Murphy and Christ out of office.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago

Should California establish it’s own independent military force?

Bill
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Sure, they have enough fruit cakes there to to destroy the State.

jun
jun
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

NO. We need to change our Governor first. He’s dictating to much power…
After, great idea.

Jerry
Jerry
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Hess, California already has its own Army, along with Washington State and Oregon. It’s called the ANTIFA/ BLM Force. They’ve been training for a couple years now my sectioning off whole city blocks and burning down everything in sight. When the times comes, they’ll be proficient in attacking other cities that the communists determine to be enemies of the state.

Corrine
Corrine
9 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

Sadly, good point. Why else is the regime allowing the thugs/criminals to continue unhindered to wreak havoc in neighborhoods, assaulting citizens with no police intervention that is supposed to “protect and serve” the public?

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Corrine

How long did the Trump’s regime allow thugs/criminals to wreak havoc in neighborhoods, assault citizens with no police intervention that is supposed to “protect and serve” the public?

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

Who are the leaders of BLM and ANTIFA?
Where are their training camps?
If they have been training for a couple of years now why did Trump fail to have them arrested?
Where have whole city blocks been burned down?

Bill
Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Jerry

Jerry you are 100% correct in your assesment, sad but true.

Pcuvie
Pcuvie
9 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

California already has a state guard, it’s called CalGuard.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Pcuvie

Does Florida have FlaGuard?

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
9 months ago

Gov. DeSantis is my hero!!! This man is doing for Fl. what our HYPOCRITICAL, LYING, DECEITFUL, COWARDLY, SPINELESS DICTATOR bid en should be doing for the country!!! Instead we get a person, bid en, that cares only about himself and his CRIME FAMILY, to include his GOOD FRIEND xi of china!!! EVERY DECISION MADE BY THIS DICTATOR HAS BEEN A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE, CAUSING MORE DAMAGE TO THE VERY PEOPLE HE MADE PROMISES TO DURING HIS CAMPAIGN!!! BOTTOM LINE; THE DICTATOR IS A TREASONOUS, TRAITOR AND MUST BE CHARGED UNDER THE UCMJ, AND WHEN CONVICTED, THE DEATH PENALTY IS THE PUNISHMENT FOR TREASON!!!

Bill
9 months ago

Our govenor, he’s ‘the man’.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Women need not apply?

Blueberry
Blueberry
9 months ago

What a fabulous Governor he is. All states should be so lucky.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
9 months ago
Reply to  Blueberry

All states should have a military that answers only to the Governor.
All states should have a military that has nukes.

Jeff Noncent
Jeff Noncent
9 months ago

That’s awesome 👌

Claude Burns
Claude Burns
9 months ago

Let’s Go Brandon, When confronted with Nazi tyranny (liberals) one will need an army to destroy this plauge on humanity.

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