It seems each and every day Florida’s Governor sets the bar higher.
And now he’s ready to start fulfilling a promise he made to make Florida stronger and more self-reliant than ever.
That’s because Ron DeSantis is now accepting applications for a new position that has the left-wing media in a frenzy.
Earlier this year the Florida State Legislature, at the urging of Ron DeSantis, resurrected the Florida State Guard.
It was seen as a huge victory for the Governor and will make the Sunshine State capable of mobilizing its own force in times of emergency without depending on the federal government.
With a tagline saying, “protect Florida, defend freedom,” Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has now announced that it has opened an application portal for the Director of the State Guard.
The Director will oversee the recruitment and training of 400 guard members and mobilize the force during states of emergency in Florida.
The position, based in St. Augustine, is part-time and pays a $400 to $500 stipend per day. In addition to working as a team and meeting physical, tactical, and scheduling requirements, the Governor’s Office asks that applicants be “ready to be a part of history.”
The Governor’s Office also says the ideal candidate will have experience in military-style operations, emergency management, leadership and problem-solving.
The State Guard was first founded as a World War II-era volunteer force but has been defunct since the late 1940s.
DeSantis, announced last December that he wanted a dedicated emergency force that doesn’t answer to the federal government, and thus asked the State Legislature to reauthorize the State Guard.
The Legislature heeded his wishes and reauthorized the Guard at $10 million for the coming fiscal year.
A news release from the Governor’s office said, “If you love the state of Florida, have a desire to help your community, and have skills beneficial to protect the state from a disaster, we encourage you to apply to join the FLSG.”
Florida residents interested in enlisting into the State Guard must be between the ages of 18-60 and meet several criteria, including passing a medical exam with standards similar to the Florida National Guard.
Unlike the Florida National Guard, the State Guard would answer solely to the Governor and not be subject to federal deployments, federal missions or receive federal funding.
A Governor may mobilize the State Guard when the National Guard is under federal orders during a state of emergency.
And, as it turns out, such circumstances are more common than not, according to state data.
The National Guard has served more than 2.9 million federal workdays between 2016 and 2021, but only 834,000 on state missions.
The State Guard could also assist the National Guard with hurricanes, natural disasters, and other Florida-specific emergencies.
DeSantis’ decision to reactivate the State Guard came in December, after he recalled Florida National Guard forces unnecessarily stationed in Washington, D.C. supposedly to protect the nation’s Capital after the Jan. 6 riot.
Once again, Ron DeSantis is leading the way and showing states how to truly restore state’s rights in our nation and the left-wing media is furious about it.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.