As the Troop has achieved a higher profile, there have been several inquiries
as to participation by family members in the activities of the Troop. Obviously, the family
plays the key role in the social aspects of the Troop. However, that is not the only role
family members may play and are encouraged to perform.
Everyone a rifleman is a time honored tradition of the
American west, and all familiy members are encouraged to be proficient with pistol and
rifle. To achieve this goal, all familiy members are encouraged to participate in
individual weapons training and qualification. Additionally, the defense of self, home, and
Troop Forward Operating Base is of concern to all Troopers and family members, and the
Troop will train Base defense - the family members being the security element conducting
Base defense, while the maneuver element eliminate the threat to the Base. Everyone
associated with the Troop will have the opportunity to participate in this training.
Women with or without prior military service will serve in the Support Troop. The Support Troop contains
combat support and combat service support functions. When possible, you will be utilized in your
prior service MOS. Otherwise, you will be asked to peform a Military Police, Communications, or
Intelligence role in the Support Troop. In the training environment,you will have the option of
participating in maneuver training with a Scout Platoon,or training with a Troop HQ section.
On behalf of the Troop
Your Most Obedient Servant,