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About This Militia

As Arizona's largest group of law-abiding, Constitutional Patriots we strive to improve our community and to help our members improve their skill set. We assist our local communities in cases of emergency, disaster and upon request of the governor. The ASM is the only militia in regular contact with the state government. Our membership is comprised of working class joes, white collar professionals, veterans, retirees and professional instructors; from the military and private sector. We pride ourselves in providing the training necessary to enhance and grow while developing teamwork and camaraderie. As a member of the Arizona State Militia, you will have the chance to excel and perfect your capability as a militiaman. We are encouraging all citizens of Arizona to participate with a patriot group and serve the local community. The ASM does not condone, coerce, promote, or practice any type of anti-government activities, or discrimination based on religion, race, gender, or political affiliation. I want to personally welcome you to the Arizona State Militia. Established in 2011, we continue to build relationships with patriot group communities throughout our state. We actively pursue security and relief efforts in support of our citizenry, local sheriffs and the National Guard upon request. We look forward to training with you. -Commander

  1. What's new in this militia
  2. Company Descriptions Alpha Made up of members from Pima & Santa Cruz Counties as well as outlying areas. Alpha company has a training meeting the second Thursday of each month and a training day on the last weekend and hosts our summer statewide training exercise. Headquartered in Tucson, this group is currently focused on evaluating our developing training programs and products. This is where you can meet the President of the Board and State Commander most frequently. Their training focus leans more towards large scale support activities. Bravo Made up of members from Mohave County and the outlying areas. Bravo company has a training meeting the first Wednesday of the month and a training day the last weekend of the month and hosts our spring statewide training exercise. Headquartered in the Kingman area, this group is currently focused on developing individual skills, evacuation, longterm survival and public support. This group has the most public local support of any company, has a relationship with the city and local law enforcement. They regularly participate in local parades and holiday activities as a welcome member of the community. Charlie Made up of members from Maricopa & Pinal Counties as well as the outlying areas. Charlie company has a teleconference training meeting once a month, two weekend training days a month, with occasional overnight exercises. They also host our Labor Day FTX, which is our largest statewide training exercise each year. Headquartered in the Phoenix area, this group is currently focused on collective tasks, security and community response. This is our largest group where it would not be uncommon to have 30+ members at any event. HHC The headquarters company is incorporates leaders located across the state. HHC develops the overall training focus, maintains contact with representatives from the state government, coordinates statewide activities, provides specialized training, establishes policy and facilitates statewide training exercises and real world support activity. The responsibility of the C2 element is to coordinate all facets of ASM with the board of trustees. Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees/Directors, manage the financials, public support, social media and public affairs of the Arizona State Militia. Other Locations Flagstaff, Show Low, Prescott and Yuma often have large numbers of applicants with fluctuating membership due to commitments. In Yavapai and Apache counties we have had over 25 applicants in each area during FY 2108. All applicants are informed of our intent to grow in those areas, however, most want to join a group already in progress. While understandable, that does increase the challenge of establishing the ASM in those areas. If you apply from these areas understand that most likely there is only a small number of members, or, we are currently trying to initiate membership in that area. This may take significant effort on the local memberships part to grow during the onset.
  3. ASM Training Program PurposeThe purpose of the ASM Training Program is to insure each member of the Arizona State Militia has successfully completed a course of instruction in the legal requirements, structure, policies and procedures within the organization. Successful completion of this task will allow each member to advance within the organization and assist in the continual improvement involving unit operations and community support activities.Each section of the training requirements are designed in a specific logical order to build on prior training. It is essential only specific instructors are used that are certified and/or professionally trained in the subject area. Successful operation of this course will hinge on unit sponsorship, leadership participation and the removal of personal feelings that can become training distractors.Integration Training: For new members Must complete in order to pass the probationary requirement Non-optional training Coordinated, resourced and documented by the Training NCO(s) Some classes may be waived on a case by case basis Basic Skills Training: For members assigned to the tactical platoon Team leaders and Squad Leaders are the primary trainers Evaluated by Squad Leaders and the Platoon Leader Ongoing training that should be reviewed and practiced regularly Leadership Training: For all leadership positions Specific courses for tactical and non tactical Designed to assist in successful operation of the applicable element Intent is to have classes semi-annually Company Training: Training for an entire company Must be re-trained annually Scheduled by the Company Commander Will be reviewed by the state every two years Integration Training This program contains some of the subject areas that will evolve when needed and be reviewed annually by the state and company leadership. A few of the main topics are summarized below.Legal considerations - Militia, gun, state & federal landIt is essential that the first class be conducted in a comfortable, informal classroom setting. This allows all members to meet each other and openly participate in the training. This class should be first as it will highlight individuals with a contrary personal opinion that does not fit with the organization while insuring each member has been exposed to legal considerations. This is not a subject area that should be presumed every person either knows or will learn. The training should be closed with some form of written test combing multiple choice and true/false questions numbering no more than 25, in some cases a hands on test will be more appropriate.The focus needs to be based on existing laws and their interpretation based on the courts, not an individuals biased viewpoint or uneducated personal opinion regarding legal interpretation of the law. Understanding the state laws governing the militia, officials who dictate or request militia presence, who is in command of any militia called into service, should be at the forefront of the state law discussion. The federal aspects needs to extend beyond the personal interpretation of the 2nd Amendment and focus on federalization of the militia; requirements, steps and procedure. Existing militias with stigma based on prior events, understanding federal and local law enforcement organizations the militia may come in contact with and initial exposure to the emergency management system/MEMS training. MEMS is the only recognized training program used and required by the few states that officially recognize the unorganized militia whom utilize their participation in state events and train with the national guard. It is to the ASM advantage to approach the subject by choice rather than in response to a mandate that may arrive prior to participation with the state government.Understanding federal and state land laws and the governing bodies is more significant in Arizona than most states. It is important to know what lands are controlled by what agencies, requirements or denials of firearms presence and/or usage, hunting and fishing laws and the associated lotteries, leisure activities to include, but not limited to, hiking and camping. Resulting fines, fees and legal outcomes.Weapons Safety and OperationThe safest and most practical way to approach the handling, safety and operation of firearms is to utilize our existing NRA certified instructors. These individuals have received proven training that is uniform and a necessity to insure range safety with the varying skill levels. There are several ASM members with minimal weapons knowledge and skill who have received this training and are among our safest members handling firearms. There are also members with some experience or perceived mastery of weapons handling that are habitually poor examples of safety and attempt to train in weapons manipulation using inefficient and poor methodology. This training will rectify that while requesting all members to obtain professional training. This allows for a clear delineation of liability for the individual and the organization, pursuant to any future unwanted safety incidents that result from improper and negligent firearm operations. The instructor will outline testing and performance requirements. Until an adequate NRA instructor is certified, instructors with relevant experience will cover safe weapons handling and range safety & operation protocols.MedicalThe basic required medical tasks all members should know. These subjects should be covered by trained and certified medical personnel, EMTs, certified trainers by ASM or instructors with relevant experience. These are common core subjects focusing on the IFAK, heat casualties, patient assessment, patient evacuation, ECC and related areas. Portions of this class should be closed with a written test combining multiple choice and true/false questions numbering no more than 25.Map Reading & Land NavigationThis class covers the basic map reading, polar plots, identifying azimuth, location, orientation, measurement and utilization. Additionally the 2nd half of training should be outdoor to establish pace count, basic compass usage, alternative and field expedient directional methods, and identifying terrain features.ASM Structure, policies and proceduresThis session covers the things we want to keep close-hold until it is determined every participant who has progressed to this point will be excepted, rather than excused, from the organization. Identifying the military and ASM personal structure, unit designations, identifications, locations, and leadership positions. Covering organizational polices of which there should be several designed by this point. Discussing procedures including, but not limited to, handling disputes, chain of command, the support channel, participating in public events, conduct and expectations. Issuance of any SOP that is designed and designated for the initial trainee. Also, general details about our bug out process.While many of these items may be lightly covered along the way a final blanket discussion will allow for group uniformity of training and allow time to complete this session with individual recognition by distributing the unit patch and for some, identifying a duty position and/or promotion. This will be covered by the company leadership.Course RequirementsRegardless of current, former or prospective participation in ASM this training should be considered a requirement for everyone. It is understandable that a very minimal select few may not need one or more classes as they are the individuals with that professional training and experience. Ex., An NRA instructor or graduate does not need one or both NRA courses. However, those without either certificate should be required to attend the course. Instruction should be tailored to the lowest common denominator and not to the instructor or a leaders individual desire or presumption of a trainees knowledge base. Basic Skills Training Small Unit TacticsTactical training needs to be limited to very basic buddy team and fire team operations. Appropriate subjects would be three basic movement formations, signaling, moving in formation, getting online, aid and litter, rally points, using key terrain, moving in a stack outdoors, cover & concealment, advancement and withdrawal, to name a few. This will be the first event where the trainees utilize firearms in a group and not in a range environment as well utilize communications and individual strengths to work as a team, conquering individuality, communication and personality conflict. This class should be closed with a squad leader and/or platoon leader evaluation as appropriate. A knowledgable instructor with relevant experience will be used in cases where the leadership either doesn’t exist or has not yet obtained the necessary level of proficiency.CommunicationsA broad subject requiring a narrow focus for initial training. Appropriate subjects would include basic hand and arm signals that compliment the small unit tactical training in the BST program. The use of signaling devices for passage of lines, emergency response, SAR, international marking systems for aircraft, the communication structure of ASM or the military system up to the point of any ASM communications plan development, basic encoding and cryptology, radio communication procedures and protocol. A brief discussion of the current radios in use, why those are not the only ones that will work and other choices available, the current channel designations and uses. Additionally a brief overview of amateur radio requirements and available organizations that conduct testing as well as proven current books and websites designed to properly prepare for the licensing tests. This class should be closed with a written test combining multiple choice and true/false questions numbering no more than 25. Leadership Training This training is a multi-course program designed to benefit the leadership in the construction and dissemination of needed documents, evaluation process, communication, leader responsibilities, duties and expectations of both the tactical and non-tactical leader. After the joint introductory course, follow on training is specific to the tactical and non-tactical platoon. Tactical leadership training will involve maneuvering units, mission planning, train the trainer, critical thinking, strategic planning, intelligence gathering, support requests, reporting and establishing a defensive plan. The non-tactical course is specific to the needs and requirements of the headquarters/support platoon. This involves providing mission support, operating a command posts, camp requirements specific to each duty position, defensive requirements, map tracking, mission planning, evacuation and resource management. Company Training This training is specific to the company where smaller groups would not be conducive to the subject matter. These areas are required to be refreshed annually. Examples include, but are not limited to, formations and active shooter.
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    Concept of the Operation: The assessment process will identify individual, team and unit participation, strengths and weaknesses. At all times, regardless of schedule and activity, ASM leaders will be constantly evaluating ASM members and units. Commander’s Intent: The state command will evaluate unit readiness for tactical operations at the team and squad level. Areas of evaluation include, but are not limited to; Tactical communication, movement and maneuver. Additionally, areas such as; teamwork, organization, decision making, field craft, OPSEC, security, planning, and other areas will be evaluated. Force on Force Saturday morning will begin with rehearsals and mission planning. Units will be provided assistance and coaching by combat veterans to prepare and refine their drills, movement, maneuvers and plans. Saturday afternoon will be scenario based training. One or more scenarios will have Observer/ Controllers (OC) that will operate the exercise. The OCs will create casualties and chaos to the situation in order to provide a learning experience. This may also. Be done in response to lack of decision making, lack of movement, lack of communication. Scenario 1: Attack and Defend 2: Escort and pursuit 3: Force on force Classes: Gun Trusts and Tax Stamps: Instructor is the owner operator of a gun store with extensive knowledge of the process to purchase and identify firearms and attachments requiring tax stamps as well as obtaining a gun trust. Using firearm examples, you will learn how to identify modifications requiring registration, learn the process of purchasing and registering any item meeting this criteria. Additionally, what a gun trust is, how it benefits you and how to get one. First Aid Kit Scenario: Instructor is an EMT with relevant experience. Groups will be provided a scenario and 20 possible first aid items. Each group will be allowed to select 10 items. Discussion will follow to determine why each group chose their specific items and why not the others. Knot Tying: Instructor is an Army Ranger that passed the knot test in ranger school. Common knots will be covered to use in everyday situations such as; tying down gear, securing equipment, rigging tents and tarps or other similar situations. Students will be provided the materials to learn the knots and will be evaluated on tying at least one knot using the Go/NoGo standard. Bushcraft Fire: Instructor Is an outdoorsman and bush-crafter continually perfecting his survival skills. Part 1. How to make an effective birds nest. Along with tender materials. Part 2. Proper use and care of a Ferro rod. Part 3 Flint and steel. Part 4. Magnifying glass. Part 4. Making charred material. And easy to make homemade fire starting media. Cotton balls and Vaseline. What Instructor will provide for the class. Birds nest material, and tender materials. Ferro rods as loaners. If they wish to purchase one they can. I will provide flint and steel as loaners. Cotton balls and Vaseline. Charing material. What students need to supply is an empty Altoids/ Snus / small tin that shuts tight and is no larger than say 5x5x2 inches no hinged lids must be press shut. Magnifying glass or frensel lens. This should cost less than 7 dollars to purchase. Please note that good will and the salvation army are great sources for both and could bring down the cost. Trapping: Instructor is an avid hunter and Trapper here in Arizona. Materials will be provided showing different types of traps, materials (both purchased and scavenged) to construct traps and how to set the traps. Students will work in small groups with some being able to attempt to set an appropriate trap or snare for small game. 2m Antenna Kit: Instructors are Extra Class amateur radio operators involved with multiple organizations and support operations using ham bands. They have spent the last year obtain their license, building antennas and expanding the capabilities. All materials will be provided. Groups from each company will learn how to construct, use and disassemble a 2m antenna. Each company will be able to keep one antenna to add to their supply inventory. This is the first step in expanding our radio capability and usage as we begin to venture in to amateur bands. Surveillance: Working in small teams groups will surveil an area and document everything they see. If you have a non-weapon mounted optic feel free to bring it along. This exercise is timed and will be explained in detail. After completing the task the groups will be shown where everything is and be provided instruction on how to better observe and identify. Field Expedient Antenna: This class is TENTATIVE. Instruction on using common materials to make two types of antennas to increase radio range. The purpose of these antennas is to demonstrate methods that will work better than what you have even if you have no existing knowledge on bandwidth, antenna types and uses, formulas or other specifics to the frequencies you are attempting to operate on. These antennas are in common use within the United States Military on VHF bands. These will work well on the 6m band which is commonly used by search and rescue. Vehicle Assault and Search: Instructors come from the military and law enforcement with varied experience and training. Methods and techniques used to assault a vehicle safely and effectively. How to properly search a vehicle to find smuggled items, PIR, intelligence and develop the information into questioning. Personnel Search Comply/Non Comply: Instructors come from the military and law enforcement with varied experience and training. Methods and techniques used to search personnel safely in a myriad of situations. This will include verbal commands, search techniques, control techniques and how to vary those techniques based on the level of compliance. Weapon Lights: Using pistol and rifle mounted weapon lights to effectively search and engage a target. Multiple lights will be shown as well as mounting techniques and pro vs con of placement. How to use the light tactically and non tactically, avoiding blindness, chopping light pattern, beam strength and identifying your target. Shotgun: Instructor is a competitive shooter and National Sporting Clays Association Level 2 Instructor. Intro: Safety, gun types, checking, operation, loading Ammunition Types: Shot size classification, specialty ammo Methods of achieving lead: Swing through, pull away, maintained Setup: Breakpoints, foot position, hoped points, line Mounting Techniques: High and low Two 12 gauge and one 20 gauge shotgun will be provided.

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