I have not seen this post updated in a very long time... So I figured I would post some additional content in the hope to revitalize this thread.
1) All NG recruiters - I would highly recommend learning all you can regarding SDF forces. In my unit we have some amazing folks who couldn't qualify for the NG due to medical concerns... But they are an amazing asset to our state.
2) In addition to folks who didn't qualify off the street... All prior service members will enter the SDF based on the rank they maintained from the 5 branches of the US Armed Forces. This has proven to be a great asset for those of prior service who were injured in the line of duty, but no longer qualify for re-enlistment in the US Armed Forces.
3) ALL MEN! Years ago a young man from my church did something stupid. His stupid acts resulted in him having to do 4 years up state for something silly in the opinion of most. Now this young man has a label attached to him and is totally different than when he was sentenced.
If you encounter any young men without a male influence in their life... And you have that gut feeling they will be going down the wrong path... And you can't convince them to enlist in the US Armed Forces... Then grooming them towards the SDF may be a great solution!
They will be held to a higher standard! Bound by their states ethics committee as well as their states military code of conduct. Surrounded by other men (and women) who will groom them into maintaining a professional military bearing... And they will acquire many traits and skills that will compliment their resume.
Where the goal of the above is to prevent another young man or woman being lost to all the terrible things of this world. Surround yourself with greatness... And greatness is sure to bestow an individual by association.
Any other SDF team members out there or NG/Regulars who wish to learn more about SDFs???? Ask away.