WVC 15 - 1 - 6
§15-1-6. Federal law and regulations.
a. The duty of maintaining and governing the military
forces of the state not in the service of the United States rests
upon the state, subject to constitutional authority. The purpose
of such forces are twofold; national defense and service of the
state. Their efficiency for both purposes necessarily depends
upon systematic uniformity in organization, composition, arms,
equipment, training and discipline with the armed forces of the
United States and the military forces of other states. Therefore,
the governor shall cause the military forces of the state to
conform to all federal laws and regulations applicable to the
same, unless the same shall be incompatible with the state
purpose of such forces.
b. All matters relating to the organizations, discipline
and government of the military forces of the state, not otherwise
provided for in this chapter or in regulations, shall be decided
by custom, usage and regulations of the armed forces of the
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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