This group is for ironing out this rank and duty stuff.
Latest Activity: Apr 21
Started by MONGOOSE. Last reply by Mojo Dec 9, 2013.
Our unorganized militia is a voluntary group. No contracts are signed. No laws of UCMJ are held over our heads. Rank, if used, would be symbolic at best. Natural leaders will rise to the…Continue
Started by Sgt.Daniel W Merchant. Last reply by Justus Dec 19, 2011.
In the private security world we use a loose paramilitary ranking system. Goes as the following. CorporalSergeantLieutenantCommander All new hires are just ( Security) officers. Maybe do something…Continue
In the old days (18th century) officers were voted into their positions. However, I don't know how practicle that woud be now.
The GAO commended the Marine Corps for using "credible, reliable, and timely data" to choose their camouflage pattern and implementing it "using clear policies and procedures." The Army and Air Force failed to do the same when it developed the ACU and ABU causing their uniforms to "not meet mission requirements" and forced the services to replace them.
If we're trying to decide on a uniform, I choose MARPAT woodland. Here's why:
I'm attempting to create what the Constitutional Militia was suppose to look like here.
Today, the Sheriff is the most powerful person in the county, but he is not the Militia Commander. He is elected by the people of the county, but as a law enforcement officer he has no Militia powers. He can form up a sheriff's posse under the posse comitatus. Per wikipedia...
Posse comitatus or sheriff's posse is the common-law or statute law authority of a county sheriff or other law officer to conscript any able-bodied males to assist him in keeping the peace or to pursue and arrest a felon, similar to the concept of the "hue and cry". Originally found in English common law, it is generally obsolete; however, it survives in the United States, where it is the law enforcement equivalent of summoning the militia for military purposes.
However, it is the Governor electing the Militia Officers verses the People where the Militia appointment is granted. Here is one instance of how people are commissioned or appointed as a Militia Officer.
Lee initially held two important county positions, both given to him by the governor's council, of which his father had been a longtime member. In December 1757, he became "First Justice" of the initial 13-man county court, and by that date he also was County Lieutenant, meaning he commanded the Loudoun Militia.
Here, they are talking about Francis Lightfoot Lee who signed the Declaration of Independence for Virginia. As a County Lieutenant, he was the highest ranking county militia officer and could chose his junior officers, out of all of whom could vote.
The County Lieutenant came from the English concept of Lord Lieutenant. In England and Wales and in Ireland, the Lord Lieutenant was the principal officer of his county. The office's creation dates from the Tudors. Lieutenants were first appointed to a number of English historic counties by Henry VIII in the 1540s, when the military functions of the sheriff were handed over to him. He raised and was responsible for the efficiency of the local militia units of the county, and afterwards of the yeomanry, and volunteers. He was commander of these forces, whose officers he appointed. These commissions were originally of temporary duration, and only when the situation required the local militia to be specially supervised and well prepared — often where invasion by Scotland or France might be expected.
I am also going to add that England passed several Militia Acts like ours after our Country was formed like the Militia Act of 1802, Regulation of the Forces Act 1871, Militia Act 1882, etc....
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