The governor, as commander in chief of the West Virginia national guard, shall appoint a permanent board of awards to be known as the military awards board of the state of West Virginia to consist of three members, at least two of whom shall be members of the West Virginia national guard on active duty. The term of office for these members shall be four years or until their successors are appointed.
The members of this board shall receive no salary or other compensation for their services, but each member shall be allowed and paid for actual expenses in traveling and other personal expense incurred in the performance of their duty. The board shall select a secretary who shall make and keep a record of its proceedings, which record is to be lodged in the adjutant general's office and is to be preserved therein as a part of the permanent military records of the state of West Virginia.
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