Alabama Defense Force

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ALABAMA DEFENSE FORCE

Coat of arms (crest) of the Alabama Defense Force

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Red Saltire symbolises Alabama, the shield with the Sword the Military aspect of the Alabama Defense Force.

"The Alabama State Defense Force (ASDF) is the state provided guard of the State of Alabama allowed by the Constitution of Alabama, The Code of Alabama and Executive Order. It has an authorized strength of 1,000 members and is organized on the United States Army structural pattern. The ASDF is under the control of the Governor of Alabama, as the state's Commander in Chief, and comes under the authority of The Adjutant General (TAG) of Alabama. The ASDF is an adjunct, volunteer, augmenting force to the Alabama National Guard, and it is not federally recognized. Currently, the ASDF is inactive awaiting reorganization by the Alabama National Guard."


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