Article 1. Membership of California Military And Veterans Code >> Division 2. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 1.
The National Guard consists of:
(a) General officers.
(b) The several staff corps and departments prescribed in tables
of organization of the United States Army or United States Air Force
or tables of organization for the National Guard.
(c) The officers and enlisted men and women on the retired and the
(d) The organizations forming the National Guard and persons
enlisted or commissioned therein.
The Governor may alter, divide, annex, consolidate, disband,
or reorganize any organization, department, or corps and create new
organizations, departments, or corps when required by the provisions
of this division or whenever in his judgment the efficiency of the
State forces will be thereby increased.
The Governor may also change the organization of any organization,
department, or corps so as to conform to any system of drill, or
instruction prescribed by the laws of the United States for the
National Guard and for that purpose the number of the officers and
noncommissioned officers of any grade may be increased or diminished
and the grades of such officers and noncommissioned officers may be
altered to the extent necessary to secure such conformity.
The inactive National Guard shall consist of those
organizations, officers, and enlisted men and women as are authorized
and prescribed by the laws of the United States and regulations
Members of the California National Guard who have reverted
from federal control to state control thereby become members of the
State Military Reserve and are subject to Chapter 3 (commencing with
Section 550) of Part 2 of this division for the unexpired period of
their enlistment or appointment, unless upon reversion the members
are assigned to active units of the California National Guard which
have not been called or ordered into federal service.
During the absence of organizations of the National Guard in
the service of the United States, their State or Federal designations
shall not be given to new organizations.
For all purposes under this code, commissioned officers,
warrant officers and enlisted men and women of the California
National Guard, California Air National Guard, and California
National Guard Reserve who have heretofore or hereafter performed
service in the United States Army, United States Air Force, United
States Navy, or a reserve component thereof shall be entitled to
credit for time so served as if that service had been rendered in the
state forces. Service in the state forces shall include all
full-time active duty and part-time duty performed heretofore or
hereafter either as an enlisted man or woman, warrant officer or
commissioned officer pursuant to any prior or present section or
sections or provisions of this code. Federal law notwithstanding, in
computing state service for retirement with pay under this authority,
full-time active service and part-time duty or service with the
Armed Forces of the United States or any reserve component thereof
shall be considered.
Former members of the National Guard who have been honorably
discharged for "expiration of term of service" or on account of
"removal" and have returned to the limits of their commands, and
officers who have resigned or have been honorably discharged, or
whose terms have expired, who reenlist or reenter the National Guard
within ninety days from the date of their discharge or the expiration
of their term of office, shall be given credit for continuous
service, and the enlistment considered consecutive.