WVC 15 - 1 - 5
§15-1-5. Active service -- United States.
When the organized militia, or any part thereof, is called
for active service of the United States under the constitution
and laws of the United States, the governor shall order the same
to service, and if the number available is insufficient, the
governor may call for and accept as many volunteers as are
required for service in the organized militia and state guard.
During the absence of units and organizations of the organized
militia in the service of the United States, their state
designations shall not be given to new organizations, and all
organizations and officers on return from such service shall be
given their former standing and rank.