Title 44. Military and Emergency Laws » Chapter 1. Military Laws of Virginia » Article 3. National Guard in General » §https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title44/chapter1/section44-32/#:~:text=Oath%20of%20National%20Guard%20officers.%20Commissioned%20officers%20of,the%20United%20States%20and%20the%20Constitution%20of%20the
All National Guards can NEVER retire and are Minuteman since Colonial Times:
§ 44-32. Oath of National Guard officers.
Commissioned officers of the National Guard shall take and subscribe to the following oath of office:
“I……………………….… do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Virginia, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I
will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey the orders
of the President of the United States and of the Governor of the Commonwealth
of Virginia; that I make this obligation freely, without mental reservation or
purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties
of the office of…………………………… in the National Guard of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Virginia, upon which I am about to enter; so help me God.”
Can Trump Stay in Office:
Article V. Executive
Section 7. Executive and administrative powers
The Governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Commonwealth and shall have power to embody such forces to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, and enforce the execution of the laws.
The Governor shall conduct, either in person or in such manner as shall be prescribed by law, all intercourse with other and foreign states. The Governor shall have power to fill vacancies in all offices of the Commonwealth for the filling of which the Constitution and laws make no other provision. If such office be one filled by the election of the people, the appointee shall hold office until the next general election, and thereafter until his successor qualifies, according to law. The General Assembly shall, if it is in session, fill vacancies in all offices which are filled by election by that body.
Gubernatorial appointments to fill vacancies in offices which are filled by election by the General Assembly or by appointment by the Governor which is subject to confirmation by the Senate or the General Assembly, made during the recess of the General Assembly, shall expire at the end of thirty days after the commencement of the next session of the General Assembly.
President Trump does not concede:
§ 44-8. Governor as Commander in Chief.
The Governor shall be Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Commonwealth, and shall have power to employ such forces to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, and enforce the execution of the laws.
1930, p. 950; Michie Code 1942, § 2673(8); R. P. 1948, § 44-8; 1958, c. 393; 1964, c. 227.
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