DeSantis’ State Guard partners with combat-training company to recruit, train members

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Miami Herald

To recruit and train members of a civilian military force under his control, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has hired acompany that specializes in combat training and lists as one of its instructors a former U.S. Navy SEAL accused of war crimes. Previously unreported records reviewed by the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau show the state has agreed to pay Stronghold SOF Solutions up to $1.2 million to recruit, vet and train volunteer members of the Florida State Guard, the World War II-era force that DeSantis revived last year to respond to emergencies. The Florida company trains police and …

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