5923.10 Lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment or property - payment of shortage.

(A) If any enlisted member in the Ohio organized militia willfully, maliciously, purposely, or through carelessness or neglect, permits any of the arms, equipment, or other property issued to the enlisted member belonging to the state or the United States, to become lost, damaged, or destroyed, the commanding officer of the enlisted member's company, troop, battery, detachment, or other organization shall charge the value of the lost, damaged, or destroyed arms, equipment, or other property against any pay due the enlisted member under rules prescribed by the department of defense or the adjutant general.

(B) All property of the United States issued to a unit or member of the Ohio national guard shall be accounted and recouped for as provided by the regulations prescribed by the army or the air force and the national guard bureau, as appropriate and as supplemented by the adjutant general.

(C) Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of Chapter 2716. of the Revised Code, all allowances and pay provided for officers and enlisted members of the Ohio organized militia shall be subject to the payment of any shortage of or injury to state or United States property or funds for which those officers or enlisted members are responsible or accountable.

Effective Date: 09-18-1997