Talk:Military reserve force

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merge[edit]

shouldn't this also be Reserve and National Guard or Reserve and Home Guard with a redirect from Home Guard. They both are similar programs, and i think this would be best as a single article...? they tend to overlap.

also think a title change, hence "move" would be best. Perhaps "Military Reserve and Guard Forces" ? Knowsitallnot 09:30, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

"National Guard" is a very American term. Unless this page is to be about US National Guards, then I think "Reserve Forces" is appropriate.

I think we can just change the title to Military Reserve and Guard Forces, keep the rest like it is. RHB 23:47, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Home Guard is a disambig, and contains a mention of a song and will soon contain a mention of some sort of intelligence/spy agency involved in the US civil war. Merging that would be wrong, so I'm pulling the tag from there. -- Akb4 01:32, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Do not merge[edit]

Merging reservist with reserve military force is overly simplistic because of the variety of reserve forces. As it is used within the U.S. military, a reservist is routinely a part-time member who may be called upon to activate. Other nations may have completely inactive reserve members (i.e. having no routine commitment) who are called upon to activate (becoming fully active forces). Merging the two would be comparable to merging German under Germany which would only serve to complicate understanding what it means to be an "American of German ancestry" for example. Saseigel (talk) 14:48, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Brazilian Military Police[edit]

Does the Brazilian Military Police really qualify? They are the standard "street" police... I remember hearing something about the possibility of calling the police to act as military force in a war, but doesn't that happen in many other places in the world? And I don't see, for example, the RCMP, which acted in the WWII. AFAIK, Brazil doesn't have any force like all those described, but only a military reserve, and the police is the police... -- NIC1138 (talk) 05:02, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Brazilian Armed Forces doesn't have a separate reserve force, instead, in a case of a call-up, reserve members are incorporated into one of the three forces: Army, Navy or Air Force. A citizen with former military training is usually called up to the same military unit he originally served. Note that every male Brazilian citizen between 18 and 45 is considered a reserve military member, except in some circumstances (poor health, religious convictions, etc.). Also note that Brazil requires every male to enlist in the year they become 18 years old, however, most are dismissed and those who attend college or have a permanent job are not required to serve. It's also important to mention that there wasn't a call-up in Brazil since World War II. 187.59.251.12 (talk) 15:58, 28 July 2009 (UTC)