National Guard Fast Facts

    (CNN)Here’s a take a look at the National Guard , a reserve military force and the earliest element of the United States militaries.

    The National Guard was formed in 1636 as the militia of the colonists in North America, and is ensured by the United States Constitution.
    The Marquis de Lafayette, on a check out to the United States in 1824, promoted the termnationwide guardas a description for the different statesmilitias. The title was formalized by federal legislation in 1903.