Businessmen's Military Training Corps

The Businessmen's Military Training Corps was a white and part-Hawaiian militia unit[2] to prevent collaboration of Japanese-Americans as a result of a Japanese invasion of Hawaii. The militia was made up of 17 companies, two thirds of which were World War I veterans. Their main activates were patrolling, security, and battle planning. In response to their bias toward whites the Hawaii Defense Volunteers a predominantly Chinese-American militia formed.[3]

Businessmen's Military Training Corps
ActiveJanuary 1942-4 July 1945
CountryUnited States
Garrison/HQHonolulu, Hawaii
Commanding OfficerCol Willart L. Doering[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hawaii War Records Depository HWRD 1329". Hawaii War Records Depository Photos. University of Hawaii at Manoa Library. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ Stentiford, Barry (4 June 2002). The American Home Guard: The State Militia in the Twentieth Century. Texas A&M University Press. p. 151. ISBN 9781585441815.
  3. ^ Greenberg, Martin (18 November 2005). Citizens Defending America: From Colonial Times to the Age of Terrorism. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 7. ISBN 9780822942641. Hawaii Air Depot Volunteer Corps.