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3. Any commissioned officer who shall have served as such in the national guard of this state for a continuous period of eight years, or for a period not continuous of ten years, may, upon his own application, be placed upon the retired list, and withdraw from active service and command with the rank held by him at the time such application is made. Upon application duly made and approved, the commander-in-chief shall cause orders to be issued retiring the officer who makes application thereof, in accordance with the provisions of this section.
4. The officers on the retired list shall only be subject to detail for duty by orders from the commander-in-chief, and he shall cause to be issued such orders as he may deem necessary, detailing men for duty upon boards of officers for military purposes, courts-martial, and courts of inquiry, and for such other military duties as, in his judgment, may be advisable. When, however, officers on the retired list are detailed for active duty, other than upon boards of officers, courts-martial, and courts of inquiry, they shall only be entitled to the rank which properly belongs to the office the duties of which they are detailed to perform. When the duty ends or the detail is canceled, the officer shall again return to the retired list with his former retired rank. A roster of all officers on the retired list shall be kept in the adjutant-general's office, division headlquarters, and at the brigade headquarters.
5. Officers on the retired list shall, on all occasions of duty and all occasions of ceremony, take rank next to officers of like rank upon the active list. (Amendment approved Varch I, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 105.)
This section was also amended March 17, 1891: Stats. 1891, p. 123.
1980. Signal corps. Euch brigadier-general commanding a brigade, with the consent of the commander. in-chief, may muster in and attach to it a signal corps, consisting of not to exceed ten members for each regiment in his brigade. Said signal corps shall be under the direct command of the signal officer upon the staff of the brigadier-general commanding the brigade in which it is or
nized; and there shall be no other signal corps in the
pational guard, except as herein provided. Signal corps mustered in in accordance herewith shall be officered as follows: Where the corps consists of ten men, and less than forty, it shall have one first lieutenant, two sergeants, and four corporals. In all corps of forty or more mem. bers in number, there shall be one captain, one first lieutenant, three sergeants, and six corporals. All captains and lieutenants in the signal corps shall be elected by the meinbers of their respective corps; shall qualify and be commissioned in all respects as other commissioned offi. cers of the line of the national guard are. All sergeants and corporals shall be appointed by their respective bri. gade commanders, upon recommendation of the signal otticers in command of the corps. In signal corps when for drills or in the performance of duty it shall be mounted in whole or in part, there shall be allowed the same per diem for horses as is or may be allowed for cavalry horses. In all other respects the provisions of this code relating to companies shall govern and control said signal corps when. ever applicable. [Amendment approved March 17, 1891; Stati. 1891, p. 123.]
1981. Hospital and ambulance corps for each brigade. Each brigadier-general commanding a brigade, with the consent of the commander-in-chief, may muster in and attach to it a hospital and ambulance corps, consisting of not to exceed six men for each regiment in his brigade. Such corps shall have such commissioned and non-com. missioned officers as the commander-in-chief shall prescribe, and shall report directly to the brigade cominander, who shall appoint such non-commissioned officers as may De prescribed. When for drill, or in the performance of duty, any expense shall be incurred by any such corps, such expense shall be paid by the state; provided, that the same shall have been first authorized by the commanding officer of the brigade, afterward approved by such commanding officer and superior officers, as provided by law in the case of other commands. (New section added March 9, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 109. ]
1982. Regiment - Battalions. A regiment of the na. tional guard consists of not less than six nor more than
twelve companies. Any less number of companies than six constitute a battalion. Each regiment of not more than ten companies shall be divided into two battalions, and if inore than ten companies, into three battalions, as the commanding officer of the regiment shall direct. (Amendment approveil March 9, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 105.)
1984. Fielul officers. The field officers of a regiment are one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, and one major for each battalion. The field officers of a battalion, when composed of less than six companies and more than three, are one lieutenant-colonel and one major; when composed of two or three coinpanies, then one major only. (Amend. ment approved March 9, 1893; Slats. 1893, p. 106.]
1990. Staff of colonel or officer commanding regiment or battalion. The staff of a colonel and lieutenant-colonel, or major, commanding a regiment or battalion consists of one adjutant, with the rank of captain; and if a regi. ment, of one adjutant, with the rank of first lieutenant, for each battalion; one quartermaster, one commissary, one paymaster, one inspector of rifle practice, and one ordnance officer, each with the rank of first lieutenant; one surgeon, with the rank of major; one assistant surgeon, with the rank of captain; one chaplain, with the rank of captain; one sergeant-major, one principal musi. cian, one quartermaster-sergeant, one commissary sergeant, one ordnance sergeant, one hospital steward, two color sergeants, and a battalion sergeant-major, for each battalion of a regiment, and one drum major; all of whom shall be appointed by such commanding officer and hold office at his pleasure, or until their successors are appointed and qualitied. [Amendment approved March 9, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 106.]
This section was also amended in 1891: Stats. 1891, p. 124.
1992. Fiell music. Commanders of regiments, bat. talions, and unattached companies may concentrate the drummers, fifers, and trumpeters of their respective commands, and organize the same, under the principal musician, as the field music of their respective commands. (Amendment approved March 9, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 106.]
2003. Organization into brigades. The national guard of this state is organized into six brigades, each commanded by a brigadier-general, as follows: —
First brigade: San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties.
Second brigade: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Benito, Monterey, and Lake counties.
Third brigade: San Joaquin, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Fresno, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Merced, Mono, Inyo, Kern, and Tulare counties.
Fourth brigade: Sacramento, Solano, Yolo, Sutter, EI Dorado, Alpine, Amador, Placer, and Nevada counties.
Fifth brigade: Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Colusa, Glenn, Yuba, Tehama, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Sierra, and Modoc counties.
Sixth brigade: Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. (Amendment approved March 9, 1893; Stats. 1873, p. 106.)
2004. Division. The six brigades of the national guard compose a division, commanded by a major-general. (Amendment approved March 9, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 107.)
2022. Annual encompment. The commander-in-chief shall annually order an encainpment for discipline and drill, either by division, brigade, regiment, battalion, or unattached company; and every division, brigade, regiment, battalion, or unattached company assembled and encamped, under order of the commander-in-chief, for not less than seven days shall receive from the state transportation to and from its place of encampment; and, in adition, a suin equal to one dollar and twenty-five cents per day for each officer and man regularly on duty in such camp; prorided, that the aggregate of such last-mentioned allow. ance, one dollar and twenty-five cents per day, shall not exceed the sun of four hundred dollars per company; aul proruled further, that when a division or brigade is regu. larly assenbled and encainped for discipline and drill for not less than seven days, then, in addition to the above allowance, each general officer and staff officer on the
general staff shall receive from the state the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per day while regularly on duty in such camp; and provided further, that in any camp held in pursuance of orders from the commander-in-chief, all mounted officers and enlisted men shall likewise receive an additional sum of two dollars per day for each horse necessarily used by them at such encampment. (Amend. ment approved March 17, 1891; Stats. 1891, p. 124]
2027. Uniforms and equipments. Companies already organized may wear uniforms and equipments now in use until supplied by the state with the "service” uniforms and equipments, after which no uniforms and equipments other than those so supplied shall be worn, except that a dress uniform may be worn, as provided in section one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three of this code. No money of the state must be used or applied to the purchase of the uniforms and equipments other than those in this section mentioned. All non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of a company, or of a general, brigade, regimental, or battalion staff, the members of the signal corps, and of the hospital and ambulance corps, and of regularly organized and enlisted bands (which bands shall not exceed in number twenty-five each), shall be fur. nished with “service” uniforms and equipments at the expense of the state. Such uniforms and equipments shall be issued to the commanders of the general staffs of brigades, regionents, battalions, and companies, upon requisition, in such form as may be prescribed. The “service" uniform and equipments shall be issued to the several organizations of the national guard, upon requisition of the proper officer. The commanding officer of each organization shall be responsible for the keeping and return of all uniforms and other military property com. mitted to his charge. Each commanding officer who shall receive uniforms or equipments, or portions of uniforms or equipments, for the use of his command, shall distribute the same to his command as he shall deein proper. The “service "uniform and equipments shall be furnished, as aforesaid, by a board, which is hereby provided, to consist of the quartermaster-general and of two commissioned officers, to be appointed by the commander-in