Idahoser wrote:it's a volunteer org, if you don't like it don't go.
As I said, I was a member of the TSG for years & yes, IT is a voluntary org, mostly of vets of the US military service branches. I am not aware that it could be "federalized"..I do know that the TN national Guard can be and often IS federalized for duty outside the state of TN. WE kinda always thought of our TSG units as eserves for use by the governor IF the NGs were called away. Personally I believe every young man or woman could benefit from a couple years military service to their state and country...the TSG is sure better than nothing.