Military Affairs and Defense
§ 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retired officers and withdrawn from active service with the highest rank held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,