The Vermont Statutes Online
Executive Order No. 20-1
[Cadre of the Vermont State Guard
WHEREAS, the Reserve Components of the military services, including the National Guard of the State of Vermont, are now considered to be the immediate back-up force of the Active Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, on short notice, the National Guard of the State of Vermont could be deployed out of Vermont in order to back-up the Active Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, once the Vermont National Guard has been mobilized and departs the state, the State of Vermont loses its effective back-up force for public safety and the security of the state; and
WHEREAS, in order to be duly prepared for an emergency situation,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard A. Snelling, Governor of the State of Vermont, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of Vermont, order as follows:
SEC. (1) The Cadre of the Vermont State Guard is organized.
SEC. (2) The Adjutant General of the State of Vermont is authorized and directed to take all appropriate steps to organize and maintain the formation of the Vermont State Guard Cadre in an inactive status without pay, to serve for an indefinite period and until relieved by proper authority.
Dated April 26, 1982.