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Did you know that there is a difference between the State and National Guard? It’s true!
The State Guard is another military force under the command of the Texas Adjutant General. There are army, air, and maritime components to the Texas State Guard. However, they primarily serve within Texas for disaster response.
The National Guard is organized and able to serve both the State government and–when called upon–federal government times of national emergency or conflict. This would include deployments to places like Iraq, Kuwait, or Afghanistan.
As a side note, the Texas State Guard has a JAG Corps that mobilizes to assist the Texas National Guard on operations within the state. Many sitting Judges and seasoned lawyers volunteer to serve in the Texas State Guard as JAG Officers.