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MADISON, Wis. — The National Guard relies on Citizen Soldiers to fulfill its dual-mission as the primary combat reserve of the Army and as the state’s first military responder in times of emergency.

Capt. Ben Lardie, an operations officer with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 64th Troop Command, simultaneously serves as an EMS with the Madison Fire Department. He is also a family man and runs his own business managing apartment properties.

He is the subject of the latest edition of the Wisconsin National Guard’s periodic video feature – I am the Guard, which highlights service members from both the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard why they wear the uniform.

To see the latest “I am the Guard” video, click here.