THE MISSION OF THE MISSOURI DEFENSE FORCE OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI IS TO HAVE A WELL TRAINED COMPANY IN EVERY COUNTY. THE HEADQUATERS OF EACH COMPANY WILL BE BASED IN THEIR COUNTY SEAT. THE COMPANIES WILL BE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING SUPPORT, DISASTER RELIEF, AND SECURITY FOR THE COMMUNITIES, TOWNS AND CITIES WITHIN THEIR COUNTY. THE COMPANIES WILL ALSO ASSIST ANY OTHER COMPANY IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI WHEN REQUESTED OR NEEDED.
THE MISSOURI DEFENSE FORCE TRAINING IS VERY RIGOROUS. TRAINING IS PROVIDED BY HIGHLY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS. SOME OF THE TOPICS THAT EACH COMPANY TRAINS ON ARE: COMMUNICATION, LAND NAVIGATION, FIRST AID, SELF DEFENSE, FIREARMS TRAINING, INFANTRY TACTICS, DRILL & CEREMONY AND MILITARY DOCTRINE, SURVIVAL SKILLS. COMPANIES ARE TRAINED IN SEARCH AND RESCUE, DISASTER RELIEF, AND CERT.
THERE IS HIGHLY ADVANCED TRAINING FOR THE TACTICAL TEAMS IN EACH COMPANY.
COMPANIES TRAIN FOUR TIMES A MONTH WITH CLASSROOM STUDIES ALONG WITH FIELD TRAININGS AND TACTICAL TEAMS TRAIN MULTIPLE TIMES A MONTH.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZES STATE DEFENSE FORCES UNDER 32 U.S.C. SUB SECTION109. MEANING THAT THEY CANNOT BE CALLED, ORDERED, OR DRAFTED INTO THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER 32 U.S.C. SUB SECTION109.
THE MISSOURI DEFENSE FORCE CANNOT BE FEDERALIZED UNLIKE THE MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD. THE NATIONAL GUARD BECAME FEDERALIZED UNDER THE “NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT OF 1933” WITH THE CREATION ON THE NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNTIED STATES. THIS FORCED THE STATES TO FORM THEIR OWN STATE DEFENSE FORCES TO DEFEND THEIR STATES. THE MISSOURI DEFENSE FORCE WAS FORMED TO ACT AS THE STATE DEFENSE FORCE.
THE MISSOURI DEFENSE FORCE WILL SUPPORT ANY CONSTITUTIONAL MISSION OF THE MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD WITHIN THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND ASSIST WHEN REQUESTED.
THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION:
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed “.
41.030. 1. The word "militia" as used in this code means all the active and potential military forces of the state, whether organized or unorganized.
41.050. The militia of the state shall include all able-bodied citizens and all other able-bodied residents, who, in the case of the unorganized militia and the Missouri reserve military force, shall be more than seventeen years of age and not more than sixty-four, and such other persons as may upon their own application be enrolled or commissioned therein, and who, in the case of the organized militia, shall be within the age limits and possess the physical and mental qualifications prescribed by law or regulations for the reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States, except that this section shall not be construed to require militia service of any persons specifically exempted by the laws of the United States or the state of Missouri. The maximum age requirement may be waived by the adjutant general on a case-by-case basis.
41.070. 1. The militia of the state is divided into two classes, the organized militia and the unorganized militia.
2. The organized militia shall consist of the following:
(1) Such elements of the land and air forces of the National Guard of the United States as are allocated to the state by the President or the Secretary of Army or Air, and accepted by the state, hereinafter to be known as the National Guard and the Air National Guard;
(2) Such elements of the reserve naval forces of the United States as are allocated to the state by the President or the Secretary of the Navy, and accepted by the state, hereinafter called the naval militia; and the
(3) Missouri reserve military force, when organized.
3. The unorganized militia shall consist of all persons liable to serve in the militia but not commissioned or enlisted in the organized militia.