Article 7

Article VII.  Military

Section 1.     Officers, how appointed.
Section 2.     Qualifications and selection.
Section 3.     Adjutant General.
Section 4.     Standard of organization, armament and discipline.
Section 5.     Persons exempt from military duty.

Article VII.    Military.

 Section 1.   Officers, how appointed.  All commissioned officers
of the militia  shall be appointed and commissioned by the
Governor, from such persons as are qualified  by law to hold such
offices.

 Section 2.   Qualifications and selection.  The Legislature
shall, by law, designate  the qualifications necessary for
holding a commission in the militia and shall prescribe  the mode
of selection of officers for the several grades.

 Section 3.   Adjutant General.  The Adjutant General shall be
appointed by the  Governor.  But the Adjutant General shall also
perform the duties of quartermaster  general and paymaster
general until otherwise directed by law.

 Section 4.   Standard of organization, armament and discipline.
The  organization, armament and discipline of the militia and of
the military and naval units  thereof shall be the same as that
which is now or may hereafter be prescribed by the laws  and
regulations of the United States; and it shall be the duty of the
Governor to issue  from time to time such orders and regulations
and to adopt such other means of  administration, as shall
maintain the prescribed standard of organization, armament and
discipline; and such orders, regulations and means adopted shall
have the full force and  effect of the law.

 Section 5.   Persons exempt from military duty.  Persons of the
denominations  of Quakers and Shakers, Justices of the Supreme
Judicial Court, Ministers of the Gospel  and persons exempted by
the laws of the United States may be exempted from military
duty, but no other able-bodied person of the age of 18 and under
the age of 45 years,  excepting officers of the militia who have
been honorably discharged, shall be so  exempted.