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August 9, 2009


National Guard

As you read below about the National Guard advertisement for Internment/Resettlement Specialist, remember the words of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, from his book The Gulag Archipelago

    "During an arrest, you think since you are not guilty, how can they arrest you?

    Why should you run away?

    And how can you resist right then?

    After all, you'll only make your situation worse; you will make it more difficult for them to sort out the mistake.

    And how we burned in the camps later, thinking:

      "What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family?"

    Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?

    The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

    We did not love freedom enough.

    Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself."

    --The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


    Internment / Resettlement Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. Internment / Resettlement Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to US military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; provide custody, control, supervision and security to internees within a detention/internment facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.

    Some of your duties as an Internment / Resettlement Specialist may include:

    * Assisting with supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
    * Providing internal or external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
    * Providing custody, control, supervision and escort to all security levels of U.S. military prisoners or internees/detainees
    * Counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
    * Preparing or reviewing reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs


    Job training for a Internment / Resettlement Specialist requires 19 weeks, one day of One Station Unit Training (OSUT) which includes Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of the training is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you'll learn about:

    * Military laws and jurisdictions
    * Level of Force Procedures
    * Unarmed Self-Defense Techniques
    * Police Deviance and Ethics Procedures
    * Interpersonal Communications Skills
    * Close confinement operations
    * Search and restraint procedures
    * Use of firearms
    * Custody and control procedures


    Helpful attributes include:

    * An ability to think and react quickly
    * An ability to remain calm in stressful situations
    * An interest in law enforcement and crime prevention


    Advanced level Internment / Resettlement Specialist supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Internment / Resettlement Specialist, you may be:

    * Responsible for all personnel working in the confinement/correctional facility, including security, logistical, and administrative management of the prisoner/internee population
    * Supervising and establishing all administrative, logistical and food support operations, confinement/correctional, custodial, treatment, and rehabilitative activities
    * Conducting stand-alone operations, providing command and control, staff planning, administration and logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of an Enemy Prisoner of War/Civilian Internee (EPW/CI) camp, detainee internment facility
    * Conducting stand-alone operations, providing command and control, staff planning, administration and logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of a displaced civilian (DC) resettlement facility

    Civilian Related

    The skills you'll learn as a Internment / Resettlement Specialist will help prepare you for a future with federal, state, county or city law enforcement agencies. You might also be able to pursue a career as a security guard with industrial firms, airports or other businesses and institutions.

You can read further at Solutions.
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Last Hope for America
Christian Libertarian: Harmonious Union
Church and State

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