as an example, i'll write my personnal point of view here :
a/ who i am
i am french.
i have no military experience per se, but some background informations, including lots of readings, old and new, about military strategies, structure, work and necessities.
i won't contest with anybody about weapon usage, effective range, ... but i know what they can do (between any hands ...)
i won't contest with anybody about physical training, but i know why it's don't like that.
and i'm a joker. my posts might have an ironic or comic tone, but the content is serious
i didn't accept the constitution. there are several reasons that irk me. one of them is i can't accept a king, it gives me images of cutting blades. probably my french side. we all have reasons to be interested in the project, i have mine.
what i find important is :
asgardia is a group of people WORLDWIDE
asgardia is a PROJECT
asgardia is supposed to be IN SPACE (but for that ... we're not yet there)
asgardia is NOT A GAME
what does that mean ?
well, to begin, creating a military force by individuals located in 190 countries seems to be technically impossible. we must not think with the usual military structure.
secondly, asgardia being a real project, there is a real budget. and for now, this budget is 0. yes, zero. we are all volunteers. asgardia is not going to provide us with nice and shiny uniforms or brand new metal toys
say goodbye to missiles, space ships or a space station and drop pods. the actual project is to launch a satellite containing electronic datas we put in... a satellite ! it will not even be more than 30cm in diameter.
so we have to be realistic too.
last, space. it leads to 2 elements
one : we are NOT in space. we might be "asgardians", we are firstly living in a physical country. local laws apply. in US, you can have guns. in japan, you can't. asgardian laws won't go over local law.
two : there is something very special about space. it's called vacuum. a hole in the hull of anything in space, and it's the death of lots of people inside.
so let's be clear. speaking about concealed weapons or what gun we should have is useless. we just can't have guns as long as we are limited by local laws. if we get an embassy or independant state, the topic will be different.
and in space, we won't be able to have solid ammos. laser ? nah. powder ? in your dreams (fire is the worst thing in an enclosed space). get ready to have taser guns at best.
once again, we have to be realistic
1/ what is military security ? branches ? domains covered ? roles ?
we have to ensure physical security of the people of asgardia.
we have to ensure physical security and integrity of asgardia properties.
we have to ensure physical security and integrity of asgardian datas.
we have to ensure a control of the access of asgardian datas and physical locations.
to have to be informed of the decisions and intentions of other countries toward asgardia and asgardian people.
this represents at least 3 different positions : "classic" military operations (security of places and access control), physical protection and support of inhabitants and spy/counter spy operations.
2/ what does it take to be part of the military security ? can anybody be in and why ?
in the actual situation, we need people. any origin, any background, as long as the person is volunteer.
we are not yet developping a spy/counter spy system, and don't have illegal (at least not that i am aware of) activities. i am 100% sure there are several people working for several governments registered in the project. this is not a concern for now. we'll have to find ways to determine people's intentions and affiliations, maybe. but that's not a priority
3/ what is the structure that should be put in place ? i am not speaking of grades design and decorations, but effective structure.
as we are spread over 190 countries (maybe not that number, but it gives an idea), and those countries have different laws, we have to create local structures
those structures should be geography related, and related to emergencies
i'll take examples
we can't ask a volunteer from NY, DC to be rapidly deployed in portland, OR, knowing there is no budget
we can't ask a US volunteer to be deployed in Japan with his usual equipment, knowing local laws won't allow it
so for me, we have to create quick response teams :
a structure of local volunteers managed by a local head, in charge of gathering all the security related informations from the local asgardians and able to dispatch the local volunteers depending on the emergency needs and avaliabilities.
this local structure has to be supported by regional and national levels, able to dispatch avaliable volunteers if the situation needs it. this will need a higher level budgeting
an international level can be prepared, but international volunteers will have to be briefed of local laws and cost will be very high. it might not be possible for now.
we have to start by listing volunteers by location, compare with asgardian inhabitants to create the local groups. we can discuss on the method for selecting the administrator/local officer and higher levels. a vote among motivated people in each location, on competences and motivation might be a good base.
we have to ensure all volunteers accept to work with foreign people, with different culture, origin and points of view.
i suggest using the the french foreign legion as an inspiration of integration.