Posted on Jul 16, 2019
Here's one just for fun. Active duty guys, would you rather be deployed alongside reservists or national guardsmen? Are there any good reasons that set one apart from the other? Or are they both equally as good (or bad)?
Posted 12 mo ago
I've been on both fences of this yard. I've been Active. I've been Reserves. I've worked with all three components in all types of situations/missions/theaters. Each one brings to the table some very important skill sets. And each one brings to the table some not so desirable traits. I personally don't care what component they are....as long as they get the job done right.
Having been active and guard I feel National Guard troops in general have more job skillets and are more “street smart” about life. This gives them the ability to think out of the box.This is their advantage. However they are not nearly as disciplined and most likely their general fighting skillsets will not be as sharp as an active duty unit. Having said this I would want to deploy with Guard troops over reservists because the guard is more combat oriented than Reserves.
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