After contemplating a Fort Hood-style attack against the US military, a former National Guard soldier has been charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group. On Tuesday, 26 year old Mohamed Jalloh of Sterling made a brief initial appearance in federal court in Alexandria. A judge ordered Jalloh held without bond pending a detention hearing next week. After the hearing his lawyer declined comment. Court records made public on Tuesday indicate Jalloh is a former member of the Army National Guard. He says he quit after hearing lectures from radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. He was honorably discharged. A court affidavit spells out a three-month sting operation in which Jalloh said he was thinking about carrying out an attack similar to the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. That attack left 13 people dead.