About War Party Movement

Origins of War Party Movement 

Inspired and in homage to the Native American people and American warrior culture, War Party Movement derives its name and logo from the Alamo Scouts and our Founder’s Mescalero Apache and Cowboy ancestry.

Throughout history and still today, Native American Indians serve in the Armed Forces at a higher rate than any other demographic. The WPM insignia is inspired by the Alamo Scouts (U.S. 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit). By some accounts, as many as a quarter of the enlisted graduates of the first Alamo Scouts training class were American Indian. Throughout their 108 reconnaissance and raider missions in the southwest Pacific, they never lost a single man. 

It is this triumph of dedication that inspired the War Party Movement. Like the Alamo Scouts, the purpose of WPM is to liberate the oppressed and teach transferable life skills that foster independence and self reliance. We are influenced and help achieve this purpose using the knowledge, tradition, outdoorsmanship, survival skills, unity, and bravery exhibited by American Indians throughout history. 

The four feathers derive from the common Native American representation for all the people of the world. Three stripes of red paint honor the ritual of war, and that the warriors are prepared to sacrifice everything for their mission.

However, you don’t need any special skills to join the movement. The Native term War Party was chosen as all WPM warriors are ready to protect and defend, with Movement added to symbolize that anyone can be a part of the work. By wearing the art pieces on this site, you’re starting a conversation on the issues facing women and children, both domestically and abroad. YOU are the movement.                           

Founder’s Story

WPM Founder Jeremiah Wilber’s earliest memories are of his mother testifying in court to save abused Indian children from a foster home. A Mescalero Apache, she was one of the strongest women warriors to dedicate her life to fighting the cycle of abuse experienced by women and children in tribal communities across America. He would spend his childhood helping her rescue women from domestic violence and children from sexual abuse. Raised in Montana, he became an avid hunter, fisherman, honing his cowboying skills. 

He enlisted in the US Army after graduating high school, attending the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood. As an MP, he served two combat tours, completed the Sapper Leader Course and Army Ranger Course, and subsequently attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS). He was selected for the elite Green Berets, where he served in 3rd Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant and in 10th Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Operations (Team) Sergeant with multiple combat rotations to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. 

Throughout his service, Jeremiah was more than aware that, no matter the location or level of warfare, those impacted most were children. While his own children sacrificed time with their father while he served, he was horrified by the level of abuse leveled against children in war zones. In his post-military career, Jeremiah worked with the NGO's to rescue children from sex trafficking, slavery, and sacrifice around the world. 

Knowing that hundreds of thousands of American women and children are trafficked and abused every year, he started leveraging his platform to raise awareness of how to end this crisis. Through his upbringing, training, and experience, Jeremiah has dedicated every moment to alleviating the suffering of others, and passing on his knowledge to all he comes into contact with. 

The Movement

At War Party Movement we're about having "less thunder in the mouth, more lightning in the hand." We are fiercely committed to taking action in breaking cycles of abuse and fundamentally changing the way women are treated, across the country and particularly in Native communities, through our 501(c)3 non-profit War Party Ranch. We provide opportunities for women and girls to create working and life skills that foster independence and self reliance in all aspects of their lives and in all future endeavors. You can learn more about The War Party Ranch, and make direct donations to the cause, by visiting the linked menu tab.