Sarah Palin; Commander-in-Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska


This came to me in my email.

Interesting!!

Things I didn’t know until now.  I wish the voting populace of this nation knew!

1. What is America’s first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States?

49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.

2. What is the only National Guard Unit on permanent active duty?

49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.

3. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard?

Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska.

4. What U.S. governor is routinely briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security and counter terrorism?

Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

5. What U.S. governor has a higher classified security rating than either candidate of the Democrat Party?

Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska.

Oh, my!  What will we ever do?  Obama  told us she is too unqualified to act if we came under attack.

Well, in the words of Paul Harvey … Now you know the rest of the story.

Read what the  LA-Times says regarding these statements.

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2 Responses to “Sarah Palin; Commander-in-Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska”

  1. csalafia Says:

    This has all the earmarks of a hoax chain email.

    The tell-tale sign, besides the “Paul Harvey” reference is that national defense assets like the Ft. Greely missile interceptors are not the responsibility of state governors. Those functions come under the regular U.S. military chain of command.

    Secondly, from globalsecurity.org: “The 49th Missile Defense Battalion (GMD) was activated on January 22, 2004 at Fort Greely. The battalion will provide operational control and security over ground-based interceptors located in Alaska to protect the nation from limited ballistic missile attacks. Alaska National Guard Soldiers will man the battalion as part of their homeland defense mission. ”

    It is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO.

    So, Gov. Palin is NOT the CinC of the 49th missile battalion.

  2. William Adams Says:

    I can assure you that the comments made are correct. The only one I cannot speak to from personal knowledge is regarding Governor Palin’s briefings. And it appears globalsecurity has it wrong as my unit was formed in 2003. As a National Guard unit we all swear an oath of allegiance to the Governor and the President. In matters of State the governor is our Commander in Chief. Of course the unit falls under a higher command as all units do and so there is a higher element that is outside Alaska just as my old unit (3rd Brigade 2nd ID) was based in Washington State but headquartered in Korea.


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