The national guard of the us, part of the reserve components of the us defense force, is a reserve militia pressure, composed of nationwide defend armed forces participants or devices of every state and the territories of Guam, of the Virgin Islands, and of Puerto Rico, as well as of the District of Columbia, for a complete of 54 separate organizations. All individuals of the national protect of the U.S. are also participants of the militia of the us as defined by 10 usaC. § 311. the majority of nationwide guard soldiers and airmen grasp a civilian job full-time while serving part-time as a national guard member. These phase-time guardsmen are augmented by a full-time cadre of energetic protect & Reserve (AGR) personnel in both the army national protect and Air national guard, plus military Reserve Technicians in the military nationwide guard and Air Reserve Technicians (artwork) in the Air national shield. The nationwide defend is a joint job of the united states department of protection (DoD) composed of reserve components of the U.S. army and the united states Air pressure: the military nationwide defend of the us and the Air national guard of the us respectively.