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§ 13-504. Compensation; oath; enlistment period; resignation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 13. Militia (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Maryland Defense Force (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Public Safety, § 13-504
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 65, § 64;  MD CODE Art. 65, § 73;  MD CODE Art. 65, § 74;  MD CODE Art. 65, § 75
§ 13-504. Compensation; oath; enlistment period; resignation
Officer’s oath
(a) An officer or warrant officer commissioned or appointed in the Maryland Defense Force shall take the oath prescribed in § 13-509 of this subtitle.
Enlisted individual’s oath
(b) An individual who enlists in the Maryland Defense Force shall take an oath substantially in the form required for enlisted personnel of the National Guard, substituting “Maryland Defense Force” where necessary in the oath.
Enlistment period
(c)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the enlistment period in the Maryland Defense Force is determined by the commanding officer based on the specialty of the recruit and the needs of the militia and may be renewed.
(2) In the case that a state of war exists between the United States and any other nation, or that there is a federal or State declaration of emergency presently in force in the State, all enlistments shall continue until 3 months after said state of war or emergency ends, unless the enlisted individual is discharged sooner by proper authority.
Resignation or discharge
(d) The Governor may accept the resignation of an officer or grant a discharge to an enlisted individual at any time.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2009, c. 735, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2013, c. 614, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 13-504, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 13-504
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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