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Section 5923.01 | State militia membership - limitation of troops.


(A) The Ohio organized militia consists of all persons who are members of one of the following:

(1) The Ohio national guard;

(2) The Ohio naval militia;

(3) The Ohio military reserve ;

(4) The Ohio cyber reserve.

(B) The Ohio national guard, including both the Ohio air national guard and the Ohio army national guard, the Ohio naval militia, the Ohio military reserve, and the Ohio cyber reserve are known collectively as the Ohio organized militia.

(C) The Ohio naval militia and the Ohio military reserve are known collectively as the state defense forces.

(D) The unorganized militia consists of all citizens of the state to whom all of the following apply:

(1) They are not members of the Ohio organized militia ;

(2) They are more than seventeen years of age and not more than sixty-seven years of age;

(3) They are not exempt from service under section 5923.02 of the Revised Code.

(E) No troops shall be maintained in time of peace other than as authorized and prescribed under the "Act of August 10, 1956," 70A Stat. 596, 32 U.S.C.A. 101 to 716. This limitation does not affect the right of the state to the use of its organized militia within its borders in time of peace as prescribed by the laws of this state. This section does not prevent the organization and maintenance of police.

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