National Guard

National Guard
An organization of armed men, created and maintained under the United States Constitution, the federal statutes, and state constitutions and state statutes. 36 Am J1st Mil § 42. A primary reserve of the United States Army and Air Force, serving the states in disasters and civil disturbances, and subject to call to service of the United States in time of war or in anticipation of war. While enrolled as soldiers of the state, the active militia or national guard, are neither "'troops,' nor a 'standing army.' " State ex rel. Madigan v Wagener, 74 Minn 518, 77 NW 424.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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