The volunteer spirit and Tennessee, an inseparable combination since 1780 when Colonel John Sevier called for "100 good men"—and 200 answered—has been a source of pride for generations of Tennesseans.
Today, that spirit is still alive and well with the more than 10,700 Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard. They serve as full partners with active duty American men and women, worldwide, to make up the "Total Force" of American defense.
America simply cannot defend itself or go to war without the National Guard.
Tennessee is home to the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 194th Engineer Brigade, 30th Troop Command, 230th Sustainment Brigade and the 117th Regional Training Institute.