2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 30 - Military Affairs and Defense
CHAPTER 30-2 - Organization and Command of Military and Naval Forces
§ 30-2-9 - Power of governor over organization within militia.

SECTION 30-2-9

   § 30-2-9  Power of governor over organization within militia. – (a) The governor may organize, alter, increase, divide, annex, consolidate, reorganize, disband, or decrease any unit, organization, staff corps, and department whenever in his or her judgment the efficiency of the state militia will be thereby increased or to make the state conform to any table of organization or system of training prescribed by the laws of the United States or the rules or regulations prescribed thereunder for the organization and training of the national guard.

   (b) For that purpose, the number of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and enlisted men in any unit, organization, staff corps, and department may be increased or diminished and the grades of these commissioned officers, warrant officers, and enlisted men may be altered to the extent necessary to conform thereto.

   (c) No organization of the national guard shall be disbanded nor its minimum strength reduced except in conformity with the laws of the United States.

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