Accession Number : ADA180329

Title :   The National Guard - Still Part of the Total Force.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Leta,David M

PDF Url : ADA180329

Report Date : 01 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In November 1986, Congress amended the Armed Force Reserve Act of 1952 to limit the governor's consent over the defense department's ordering the National Guard to active duty for annual training or for voluntary duty in peacetime. The governors argued that the amendment violated the Militia clause of the Constituion, because the Guard was orginally a state organization to be called up only in several specific instances by the federal government. The department of Defense contends the amendment was Constitutional. This paper traces the Constitutional and legislative history of the Guard and analyses the current law.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, *MILITARY RESERVES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ACTIVE DUTY, PEACETIME, TRAINING, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ALL VOLUNTEER, FEDERAL LAW, LEGISLATION, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE