What makes PSPA different from other militias in Illinois?
PSPA was formed when several commanders and members of a large Illinois militia broke off to form a new militia. Our core concerns were proper vetting, rotating door syndrome, training and centralized logistics. PSPA is a family. A lot of groups state this but we really are. We don’t just meet for monthly FTXs and meetings. Our members spend a lot of time together hiking, riding, in the gym and hanging out socially. So, proper vetting is important to ensure personalities mesh and we don’t allow any bad characters in. The security of our families may depend on it one day. Rotating door syndrome and training go hand in hand. Regular training is essential when it comes to advanced live fire combat drills. We train as fire teams so each member knows how his teammates will react in a given situation. This is hard to accomplish when there is a constant influx of new members. And when members get bored because of a lack of challenges and advanced training, they leave. We want people to join, stay and become family.
We decided to stay centralized in this area because in a shtf scenario, we may lose the ability to be mobile. Roadblocks, shut down interstates, closed gas stations and other dangerous situations such as riots may prevent our members from traveling more than an hour or two and may require travel by back roads. We therefore believe for security and efficiency measures, it makes more sense to be centrally located. This also allows us to train more and hang out together.
For the Security Element, we don’t compromise. Everyone on the Security team must be in good physical shape. We traverse rough terrain and in inclement weather. Field medics will also be required to be in good physical condition.
Other teams, i.e. medical, engineers, logistics and communications must be physically fit enough to perform their duties. However, we are in a remote location intentionally. There is no curbside access.
Basic physical fitness requirements will be evaluated during the 90 day recruitment period.
You can apply at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you possess a current FOID/CCW or have
the ability to obtain one?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Why do you want to join PSPA?
What skills/prior military experience do you have?
Yes. It takes a lot more than security elements to make this work. We need people with all sorts of skills such as medical, maintenance, construction, ham radio operators etc. Just because you may not be able to do a 10 mile patrol in full battle rattle doesn’t mean you can’t find a home in PSPA. We are a family and take care of each other. All members will receive basic security/rifleman training.
Absolutely. We train regularly as a team. Our Security Element instructor is ex Army infantry CIB and EIB. He is an Army Small Arms Weapons Expert and Small Arms Instructor. He served 10 years in combat overseas. With his leadership we are able to perform live fire combat drills to develop muscle memory and natural reflex. Finding this caliber of training and a facility to be able to perform live fire training is priceless.