Delaware Laws - Title 20 Military and Civil Defense
Sec. 301. Establishment and composition.

Sec. 301. Establishment and composition. (475)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Governor may organize such military forces within this State in addition to the Delaware National Guard as the Governor deems necessary for the defense of this State. Such forces shall be distinct from the Delaware National Guard and shall be known as the Delaware State Defense Forces. Such military forces shall be uniformed and comprised of officers and enlisted personnel who shall be citizens of this State who shall volunteer for such service. (476)

(b) The Delaware State Defense Forces shall not be called into active state service unless the Delaware National Guard or a part thereof has been called into active federal service. (477)

(c) The Governor may organize a command staff for the Delaware State Defense Forces which staff shall develop plans for mobilization of said force. (478)

(d) The command staff of the Delaware State Defense Forces may maintain lists of volunteers for service in such forces and develop an organizational structure for such forces when called to active service. (479)

(e) Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the Delaware State Defense Forces from meeting on a voluntary basis at no cost to the State when not in active service. (480)

(43 Del. Laws, c. 81, Sec. 1; 20 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 301; 64 Del. Laws, c. 258, Sec. 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (481)


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