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ConSigCor
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MILITIA ORGANIZATION

Leadership Considerations

Some would consider the North Carolina Citizens Militia a failure. The organization has no generals, no colonels (a southern tradition), and no majors. In fact, it lacks all but the rudiment of a central, unified command structure. To some this is a strength, to others a disaster. But... it does have leadership.

The NCCM was .organized. on the basis of decentralized command structure and organization which offered a maximum of security, a high degree of flexibility and adaptiveness, and local autonomy. In the process, recognizing current political realities, we eschewed a central, visible (and vulnerable) formal command structure, recognizing that survival takes priority over the advantages of communication and coordination offered by the traditional military organization.

Therefore, the basic tenet of NCCM is developing leadership on the unit level. Given an uncertain future, the nature of any potential crisis may vary considerably by time and location. Given practical constraints of transportation, dispersed resources, logistics and communication, potential response may be best addressed by those familiar with each area. Focus therefore, must be on quality of small unit preparedness, training and, most of all, leadership, with support and coordination drawn from available resources at the state level.

Sometimes it seems that literally everyone in the militia .movement. is looking for a strong individual to lead the .cause. of freedom. That is, a charismatic person who can assume leadership, marshall resources, coordinate and consolidate state-wide leadership; a person(s) who can provide impeccable qualifications, a public presence; and, in essence, one willing to become a political target.

The organizing units/officers of the NCCM recognize that the nucleus of effective leadership absolutely must reside with the elected (line) officers of each individual unit (of which there are many). Such units, it is believed, will function best if they are capable to grow and function both independently and, where necessary, in concert; and remain united, regardless of local biases, in common cause by the principles of freedom based on natural law and respect for basic constitutional provisions. Somewhat idealistic, of course, but the objective is to provide a working foundation, not to resolve all potential political issues.

Above all else we must not lose our focus of just what constitutes effective leadership. In perspective, the NCCM is likely a transitory vehicle to whatever may mature, merge, evolve or combine in future response to a .national emergency.. Out of chaos it may help to bring, not general order, but a semblance of order and organization at least among the militia. It stands, even if as a symbol, as a source of strength, of unity and organization. The basic building block of the militia is the unity, integrity and autonomy of individual groups to function during crisis, to promote the common cause of freedom, and the preservation of natural (as opposed to civil) rights.

Officers, for better or worse, are elected. Most probably don.t feel part of a new .warrior class. and would prefer to pursue personal goals. However, all recognize the priority of maintaining liberty though the mechanism of republican government. Members of each group depend on elected officers to have enough horse-sense to stay out of unnecessary trouble (remain law abiding), to know when it may be necessary to get into it (and to do so competently), and know how to tell the difference. With this perspective in mind, it may be helpful to discuss some important aspects of effective militia leadership.

Leadership difficulties are compounded in the militia. Officers do not have a .captive. organization, and serve at the pleasure of the group. Membership and participation is inconsistent and groups must always contend with the potential for agents provocateur. The challenge to officers is to lead by example, to facilitate development and achievement of unit objectives, hopefully through consensus. On a broader scale officers should seek at least minimal contact and coordination with at least one other group and apassing correspondence through the NCCM network.

Each officer (non-com and member) must be as best prepared as possible. That does not mean starched BDU.s, fancy insignia, or the best rifle and field gadgets money can buy. It means officers, and particularly those who are not veterans, must develop basic military skills, self-reliance based on field experience, and organizational skills. Beyond tactical proficiency, the militia officer should strive for a thorough understanding of the underlying natural law principles of the republic and the ability to articulate them to others. Having purpose, founded on sound principles, is a strength sorely lacking inthe cannibalistic New World Order philosophy.

There is no magic formula for achieving effective leadership. There is no great source of leadership to tap which will relieve unit officers of the need to think for themselves or which will relieve them from responsibility for their actions and those of the unit. Each officer, consistent with their position, has the responsibility to demonstrate character, loyalty, moral strength, self-motivation and perspective, to exercise aggressiveness, decisiveness tempered with a sense of human values, individual dignity and respect for life and personal freedom. Yes, the warrior mentality; but also a clear sense of objective, resolve, and a drive to win.

Militia officers must have the maturity to recognize that fighting tyranny and the corrupt ideas of
socialism is not limited to the use of firearms. The better fight is often more effective with words and example. Winning .hearts and minds. is more important than controlling territory. It is not enough to buy some BDU.s, a rifle and pack, and sit to wait for the .big one.... Your/our battle is being fought every day. It is in the letters to the editor section of your local newspaper, your county commission meeting, in the supermarket, in the flag on your porch, the talk show you phone, and the mayor and city council and state representative offices where you drop by to chat.

The first fight any officer has is with himself: to stay motivated, to resolve to maintain continuity toward unit objectives. There is a continuing need to create knowledgeable allies with similar convictions in the value of the republic. Many consider it to be late in the game. But it is essential to build bridges to groups and individuals who may be neutral today, but friends tomorrow.

Of course, no officer can do everything, to be everything to everybody. The strength of the organization is in groups that can effectively identify and work within the .niche. where they perceive they are strongest. Officers must work to help each member become properly equipped for their assigned role. Beyond that, each member must be encouraged to work persistently toward improving their own personal knowledge of history, political systems and philosophy, as well as to contribute to and ensure individual and group tactical proficiencies.

The challenge for all elected officers is to acknowledge responsibility, engender commitment by
example, to encourage and coordinate the training and preparation of the group, understanding that, at least for the moment, expectations for progress must consider the private lives of the membership.
In summary, officers cannot develop an understanding of the opposition from watching reruns of Hogans Hero.s. Ultimately, they/you may very well be responsible for the lives of your group. Yours may likely be the decision when to act in self-defense, and when and how to act to ensure unit security, or when to coordinate activities with others. We all trust that such decisions will be made intelligently, with forethought, objectivity, and decisiveness. Competence begets confidence.
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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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This article by the NCCM should be adopted across the board as standard militia doctrine. This is exactly how it should be done.

Three thumbs up to the Tarheel who wrote this.

[ 07-14-2006, 05:56 PM: Message edited by: ConSigCor ]

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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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Hope you don't mind if I post this on our MS site.

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If you aren't prepared, you can't survive.
If you can't survive, you can't fight.

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Wow! As I was reading this I started to get the idea that my beloved ISL was copied directly from the NCCM. Thank you for articulating many of my own thoughts. I've sent a link for this page to most of the ISL membership.

Outstanding job!

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What is the ISL?

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Wild guess, but Indiana Sons of Liberty?

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I make the ADL soil themselves. And that makes me very happy :)

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Indiana Sons of Liberty, Para.

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Well, what does the ISL do? In general, remember OPSEC restraints.

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Sorry for the late reply... LOL

In 2009, we were just getting started and we didn't know who or what we really were. But now, 2014, we've matured a lot, but we have a lot more to grow and mature.

The ISL is very community oriented. We operate with the understanding that our friends, family and neighbors are going to be our support network in the event of a situation. And in return, we provide support in the form of knowledge, training, manpower, food, communications, etc. when needed. Indiana is too flat and too densely populated to have a "run to the hills" plan. Therefore, our SOP is to network and utilize our community as a secondary support and logistic network, with our primary system being internal.

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It doesn't really matter whether you have a rank system or not ,if works use it .We Are all Militia regardless, according to US Title 10 section 311
and our beloved Second Amendment. Just as long as you have some kind of recognized of leadership .

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The entire militia movement suffers from a lack of unified command and control. No doubt the Feds have something to do with this!
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quote:
Originally posted by HKnox:
The entire militia movement suffers from a lack of unified command and control. No doubt the Feds have something to do with this!

Plenty of bad shit will go down without federal involvement as soon as it gets to the point of a centralized power structure.

There is an informal hierarchy, but it is constantly changing. Much of that is due to some very capable organizations which constantly work to hijack groups and operations from the top down.

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