Today's militia has a wide spectrum

of missions, from disaster relief to

terrorism prevention. The slogan echoed

now is "State Defense and Community

Service." One role of the militia is

defense of the state from terrorism or

invasion. Other roles include disaster

relief, search and rescue, emergency preparedness education and serving the community. We can serve our communities through aid programs like Harvesters, Habitat for Humanity, Project Warmth, Blood Drives as well as raising money for charities benefitting military veterans, cancer research, or volunteering at local food pantries and shelters. Given that the militia is primarily defensive in nature, it is natural that much of its resources should be aimed at bettering the communities from which it is derived.

        Preparedness and defense of the constitution, concentrating on the 2nd amendment. The Illinois Militia will act as a reserve component to the National Guard with the intent to act as the State Defense Force, as there is currently no SDF for Illinois. We are classified as a civilian volunteer organization and therefore will carry out operations in absence of orders as dictated by necessity during a crisis. All Illinois Militia personnel will conduct themselves with professionalism, integrity and the utmost respect for others at all times.

        Training is a vital part of our operations and occurs continuously. The
training atmosphere is professional and very skill focused with
emphasis on learning and executing skills correctly, rather than on
rigourous physical resistance type training. All training is conducted
with safety in mind. While we do attempt to make it as real as
possible, safety is foremost. Some of the skills we specialize in
                                                                                       Land Navigation (Map, Compass, and GPS)
                                                                                       Radio Communication / Hand Signals
                                                                                       First Aid / CPR
                                                                                       Road Clearing / Disaster Relief
                                                                                       Firearm Safety
                                                                                      CQB (Close Quarters Battle)
Self Defense (Armed/Unarmed) All Weather SurvivalCBRN Preparedness (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear)Civil Unrest / Rioting PreparednessSearch and Rescueand many others



The ROLE  of the MILITIA.