The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 1151. Organization and maintenance
Whenever any part of the national guard of this state is in active federal service, the governor is hereby authorized to organize and maintain within this state during such period, under such regulations as the secretary of the army of the United States may prescribe for the organization, standards of training, instruction and discipline such military forces as the governor may deem necessary to defend this state. Such forces shall be composed of officers commissioned or assigned, and such able-bodied citizens of the state as shall volunteer for service therein, supplemented, if necessary, by men of the unorganized militia enrolled by draft or otherwise as provided by law. Such forces shall be additional to and distinct from the national guard and shall be known as the Vermont state guard. Such forces shall be uniformed. Such forces shall be located in places having national guard units therefrom then in federal service and such other places as the governor may direct provided adequate personnel are available for such service.