To celebrate the National Guard's birthday, Military.com has put together this history quiz. Test your knowledge of the National Guard and see where you rank!
National Guard History Quiz
The National Guard was born in October 1636, with the formation of the Old North and East Regiments of which militia?
Connecticut Colonial Militia
Massachusetts Colonial Militia
New York Colonial Militia
Pennsylvania Colonial Militia
Virginia Colonial Militia
By Act of Congress, the Guard is the primary backup force of the Army and the Air Force. In peacetime,who commands it?
Department of Defense
Department of Interior
During the Korean War, First Lieutenant Arthur E. Olinger and which other officer shared credit for the Air Guard's first jet kill?
Curtis J. Irwin
George G. Finch
John L. France
Winston P. Wilson
Each U.S. state and several U.S. territories have a National Guard unit. Which U.S. territory does not have a National Guard?
District of Columbia
Which African-American volunteer unit fought in the Civil War for the Union and was featured in the critically acclaimed movie "Glory"?
1st Regiment New York Mounted Rifles
7th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry
12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
54th Massachusetts Volunteers
92nd Ohio Infantry
What is the name of the Guard operation President George W. Bush implemented in the days following 9-11 to patrol the skies above Washington DC?
What is the oldest Air National Guard unit in continuous existence since its organization?
109th Airlift Squadron of the Minnesota Air National Guard
121st Fighter Squadron of the District of Columbia Air National Guard
131st Fighter Squadron of the Massachusetts Air National Guard
146th Air Refueling Squadron of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard
157th Fighter Squadronof the South Carolina Air National Guard
Many U.S. Presidents have served in colonial or state militias, but only two have served in the National Guard as it is currently organized. Which of the following two presidents served in the National Guard?
George H.W. Bush and Harry S. Truman
George W. Bush and Harry S. Truman
George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan
George W. Bush and Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower
What is the title of the senior member of a State's National Guard?
Chief of the National Guard
Commander in Chief
How many guardsmen were called to service immediately following the attacks on September 11th?