Army National Guard

The Army National Guard ( official abbreviation: ARNG ) is the Department of the Army National Guard of the United States. As an organized militia it is subject according to the Militia Act, a federal law of the United States from 1903, the governors of the states that are committed to equip these contingents. As a military reservoir of the land forces, the National Guard is in third place behind the regular Army and Army Reserve.

The Army National Guard is the oldest of all American military contingents and refers to the year 1636, ie in the time of the colonization of North America by European settlers.