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Any Texas State Guard soldiers here?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by O.S.O.K. 1961, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. O.S.O.K. 1961

    O.S.O.K. 1961 Member

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    I moved back here from Mississippi in May. I was in Mississippi for around 8 years and for 6 1/2 of those I served in the Mississippi State Guard. Resigned my commission as a Captain and Company CO when I moved here.

    I'm thinking about the TXSG once I get a bit more settled in... I can tell that it's appreciably more advanced than we were in MS. My MOS was 31A.

    Just thought I'd see if there's any Guardsmen in the forum.
     


  2. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Big Green

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    I've looked into but don't really have the time. Also the reason I got out of Marine Reserves the other year.

    Do you also have Federal service time?
     
  4. Bozz10mm

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    Just to be clear, you mean the Texas State Guard and not the Texas National Guard, right?
     
  5. Charlie

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    Waiting........
     
  6. Big Green

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    I would assume yes since he used the correct acronym.
     
  7. AustinN4

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    I looked into the TXSG a few years ago, but wasn't impressed at what they offered to someone with my military skills and experience. For exampled, despite being a retired commissioned officer, they would not offer me rank similar to that which I held while on active duty.

    So instead, I joined local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and was trained and certified by FEMA in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations...

    https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team

    I also volunteer under two programs with the San Antonio Police Department. I found those programs to be a much more productive and satisfying way to serve the community.

    As for the TXSG being "appreciably more advanced" than what you had in Mississippi, I can only speculate how poorly run that program must be there. The TXSG is basically unarmed civilian volunteers in roles they could easily do without dressing up in uniform.

    By the way, it's been discussed before...

    https://www.texasguntalk.com/threads/texas-state-guard.72321/#post-1435140

    https://www.texasguntalk.com/threads/joining-a-militia.538/
     
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  9. O.S.O.K. 1961

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    No sir, just the time in the MSSG.
     
  10. O.S.O.K. 1961

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    Correct. I am 57 years old. Pretty much limits my options lol.
     


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