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    So I just saw this commercial unfortunately I can't find a copy of it to post up here.
    If you haven't seen it, its a National Guard commercial, with a couple of of people in BDUs training to fight in a cage.

    So anyways other people who have seen it thoughts?
    Is this a good way for the guard to advertise?
    Typically they have been about skills for a career or service to ones community this to me seems to be a new direction.
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    Sounds kinda stupid to me.
    -wouldn't they prefer to attract the career-driven disciplined crowd with the benefits approach, or the service to community crowd with the patriotism approach?

    -don't the National Guard spend like 0-1% of their time doing anything like cagefighting?

    I'm not sure if this is better or worse than the old Marines ad with the guy hacking and slashing his way through a D&D labyrinth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I'm not sure if this is better or worse than the old Marines ad with the guy hacking and slashing his way through a D&D labyrinth.
    That is a good question. I am going to say that the new Guard ad is worse. For this reason at least the old Marine ad was pretty freaking cool looking and entertaining. This new Guard Ad is kind of lame and probably is not targeting the right demographic.
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    Sounds kinda stupid to me.
    They've upped heir game a little bit.



    The ACU gi (belt and all) is different looking.
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    Wait did these guys really think someone will joined the Guard to learn how to defend himself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Wait did these guys really think someone will joined the Guard to learn how to defend himself?
    I know people who joined for less significant reasons than that. Basic Combat Training (which now includes MACP Level 1) is exactly the same for National Guard, Army and Reserve components.

    Some people join just so they can blow **** up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Wait did these guys really think someone will joined the Guard to learn how to defend himself?
    Yes, people join for multiple reasons. When you advertise, you are supposed to target a specific demographic.

    Think of all the different ads and look at who they target.
    Broke People.
    Young People.
    Career minded people.
    Adrenaline Junkies.
    Adrift People.
    Patriotic people.
    Minorities.

    I mean why not target the "meatheads?" ****, they can cage fight, earn a paycheck and shoot guns. Why not hit that large demographic?

    I have a friend, who was smart as hell, follow a dude into the military "cuz she was in luv."

    He joined cuz he wanted to get off drugs. I don't know what happened to him, but I know she isn't with him any longer.
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    do the one weekend and month and 2 weeks a year thing like other reserve units right?
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    do the one weekend and month and 2 weeks a year thing like other reserve units right?
    Yes, we know EXACTLY what you are talking about and it changes nothing said. IF you are going to argue "WTF OMG BULLSHIDO" that is another can of worms.

    Their job is too get people to join. The frequency of training and their skill level is irrelevant. As a consumer, it is on YOU to understand the reality of training for skill.
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    Yes, we know EXACTLY what you are talking about and it changes nothing said.
    I actually wanted to make sure I knew exactly what I am talking about. I suppose I should have just Googled it but I couldn't really recall if the National guard behavior exactly like the other types of units.

    My fault, I made the classical mistake of confusing the reservist I meet through my social circles as being the "typical guard" IE coworkers at fortune 500 companies.
    especially juxtaposed to all the active duty people I have known from being a navy brat in San Diego. It does give me a highly skewed view.

    So here is the next question, given the limited time they meet do they have the time to
    devote to training combatives? I was under the impression (could be mistaken) that they where fairly busy already.
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