WVC 15 - 1 B- 1
§15-1B-1. Organization of the national guard.
The national guard shall be organized, equipped,
disciplined, governed, administered and trained in accordance
with the laws and regulations of the federal government for the
purpose of organization and governance of the same, and for that
purpose, the governor is authorized to organize, reorganize or
disband any unit, headquarters or staff therein, to increase or
decrease the number of officers and noncommissioned officers and
the strength of the national guard or any unit thereof:
That the governor shall not be required to
consent to the organization of any forces required or withdrawal
of units organized in the state unless he deems the same in the
best interest of the state. The governor, in case of war,
insurrection, invasion or imminent danger thereof, shall have the
power to increase the national guard and organize additional
units thereof, though the same are not authorized or provided for
by federal laws or regulations.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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