The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 1151. Organization and maintenance
(a) 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 the regulations that the Secretary of the U.S. Army may prescribe for the organization, standards of training, instruction, and discipline, such military forces as the Governor may deem necessary to defend this State.
(b) The forces shall be:
(1) composed of officers commissioned or assigned, and any able-bodied citizens of the State as shall volunteer for service, supplemented, if necessary, by members of the unorganized militia enrolled by draft or otherwise as provided by law;
(2) additional to and distinct from the National Guard and shall be known as the Vermont State Guard;
(3) uniformed; and
(4) located in places having National Guard units in federal service and such other places the Governor may direct provided adequate personnel are available for such service. (Amended 2017, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 132.)