Military Affairs and Defense

National Guard

SECTION 30-3-38

§ 30-3-38. Retirement of officers.

(a) Every commissioned officer or warrant officer of the national guard shall, upon reaching the age of retirement as provided by the laws of the United States, be placed on the retired list with the rank held by him or her at the time of retirement.

(b) Any commissioned officer of the national guard who shall have served in the militia of the state for ten (10) years, or who shall have served as an enlisted person or officer for thirteen (13) years, may, upon his or her own application to the commander-in-chief, be placed upon the list of retired officers and withdrawn from active service with the highest rank held by that officer.

(c) In computing the time necessary for retirement, officers shall be credited for all service in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, and the Rhode Island state guard in time of war.

(d) These officers shall be borne on the rolls of the national guard and, during any emergency, may be placed on duty by the governor.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-3-38; P.L. 1965, ch. 71, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 327, § 1.)