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Wisconsin Statutes Military Affairs (Ch. 321) § 321.39. Call to state active duty

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(1)(a) The governor may order into state active duty members of the national guard under the following circumstances:

1. In case of war, insurrection, rebellion, riot, invasion, terrorism, or resistance to the execution of the laws of this state or of the United States.

2. In the event of public disaster resulting from flood, fire, tornado, or other natural disaster.

3. If the governor declares a state of emergency relating to public health under s. 323.10.

4. In order to assess damage or potential damage and to recommend responsive action as a result of an event listed in subds. 1. to 3.

5. Upon application of any marshal of the United States, the president of any village, the mayor of any city, the chairperson of any town board, or any sheriff in this state.

(b) If the governor is absent, or cannot be immediately communicated with, any of the persons listed in par. (a)5. may, if the occasion is urgent, request assistance from the commander of any national guard unit. The commander shall obtain approval of the adjutant general before ordering the unit to provide assistance. If it is not feasible to obtain approval of the adjutant general, and the danger is great and imminent, the commander may order the unit to provide assistance without adjutant general approval. The order shall be delivered to every subordinate officer, who shall immediately communicate the substance of the order to the members of the unit. If a member cannot be found, the substance of the order, in writing, shall be left at the member's place of residence with some person of suitable age and discretion, to whom the order's contents shall be explained.

(2)(a) Any commissioned officer or enlisted member of the national guard who fails to carry out orders or fails to appear at the time or place ordered as provided in sub. (1) shall be punished under the Wisconsin code of military justice.

(b) Any person who assists an officer or member of the national guard in violating par. (a) shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000.

Cite this article: - Wisconsin Statutes Military Affairs (Ch. 321) § 321.39. Call to state active duty - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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