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general on the staff of the commander-in-chief, and one assistant adjutant general with the rank of major. The inspector general's department shall consist of one inspector general with the rank of major. The judge advocate general's department shall consist of one judge advocate general with the rank of major. The quartermaster corps shall consist of one major who will act as United States property and disbursing officer and one major, two captains, five sergeants first class, five sergeants, ten privates first class, and privates and two cooks. The pay department shall consist of one paymaster general, the duties of which shall be performed by the adjutant general. The ordnance department shall consist of one major, two sergeants, one private first class, for each infantry regiment, one sergeant, two privates first class, for each cavalry regiment, two sergeants, four privates first class, for each field artillery regiment. The medical department shall consist of one major who will act as chief surgeon and surgeon general, one first lieutenant or captain, one sergeant, four privates. The veterinary corps shall consist of one assistant veterinarian with the rank of second or first lieutenant for three batteries of field artillery and two for each regiment of cavalry. The dental corps shall consist of one first lieutenant for every one thousand authorized enlisted men of the line, one private first class, medical department, in addition to others authorized for each authorized dental surgeon as dental assistant. The foregoing provisions are subject to changes upon increase of the national guard in conforming to the requirements of the defense act.
Sec. 4. Adjutant general-powers-authority. The adjutant general shall be in control of the military department of the state and subordinate only to the governor in matters pertaining to the department. He shall issue and transmit all orders of the commander-in-chief with reference to the militia or military organization of the state, and shall keep a record of all officers commissioned by the governor and all general and special regulations, and of all such matters as pertain to the organization of the State Militia and Nebraska National Guard, and perform the duties of the chief of the quartermaster corps except in time of encampment, war or insurrection, in which case, the duties of the chief of the quartermaster corps shall be performed by that officer. He shall have charge of, and receive and issue all ord
nance and ordnance stores, clothing, camp and garrison equippage, and other public property pertaining to the militia or National Guard of the state; provide transportation and subsistence when necessary under authority of the governor. He shall audit all claims and accounts against the state not otherwise provided by law. He shall have charge and carefully preserve the colors, flags, guidons and military trophies belonging to the state, and shall not allow the same to be loaned out or removed from their proper place of deposit. He shall furnish at the expense of the state all proper blank books, blanks and forms and such military instruction books as shall be approved by the commanderin-chief. He shall also on or before the first day of December next preceding the regular session of the state legislature, make out a full account of all transactions of his office, with the expense of the same, for the preceding two years, and such other matters as shall be required by the governor, and shall also report at such other times as the governor may require. He shall make such reports and returns to the war department or the President of the United States as may be required by laws or regulations. The adjutant general may have an assistant adjutant general with the rank of major, a major of the quartermaster corps who will act as United States property and disbursing officer and an assistant quartermaster with the rank of captain who shall be appointed and commissioned by the governor upon recommendation of the adjutant general, and the necessary clerks and caretakers in time of peace who shall be appointed by the adjutant general. The adjutant general shall be the disbursing officer, unless otherwise ordered by the governor for the allotment to be made by the secretary of war under the provisions of the United States law approved January 21, 1903 and entitled, "An act to promote the efficiency of the militia and for other purposes," and also the act of June 3, 1916 entitled, "An act for making further and more effectual provisions for the national defense and for other purposes." He shall give such bonds to the United States and the state as may be required by the secretary of war and the governor of the state of Nebraska, respectively, for the faithful accounting and safe keeping and payment of public money coming into his hands or entrusted to him for disbursement. The adjutant general shall provide a seal which shall be the seal of his office and shall be delivered by him to his successor, He shall hold his office during the pleasure of the gov
ernor. He shall receive for his services $2,200.00 per annum. The assistant adjutant general shall aid the adjutant general by the performance of such duties as may be assigned to him, and shall in case of absence or inability of the adjutant general perform all or such portion of the duties of the adjutant general as the latter may expressly delegate to him. He shall give a bond with sufficient sureties in a sum not to exceed five thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and shall receive as compensation the sum of $1,500.00 per annum. The United States property and disbursing officer shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the adjutant general and shall make such reports and returns to the war department or the President of the United States as may be required by law or regulations. He shall give such bond to the United States and the state as may be required by the Secretary of War and the Governor of Nebraska respectively, for the faithful accounting and safe keeping and payment of public money coming into his hands or entrusted to him for disbursement. He shall receive as compensation the sum of $1,200.00 per annum. The assistant quartermaster shall perform such duties as the adjutant general may expressly delegate to him. He shall give bond with sufficient sureties in the sum of not less than one thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and shall receive as compensation the sum of $1,000.00 per annum.
Sec. 5. Quartermaster corps-department duties.—The chief of the quartermaster corps shall take care of all public property belonging to his department, shall procure transportation, supplies, and subsistence for the troops. He shall make such reports and returns to the War Department and the President of the United States as may be required by law or regulation, and shall also report to the commander-in-chief on or before the first day of December, a complete inventory of such property and the place in which it is deposited, with a detailed account of all articles consumed or issued and money expended in his department not previously reported.
Sec. 6. Dental corps.-The officers of the dental corps shall under the direction of the commander-in-chief, have general supervision and control of all matters pertaining to the dental department of the National Guard of Nebraska.
Sec. 7. Enlistment-qualifications.-No enlistment shall be allowed other than of able bodied male citizens of this state and every able bodied male of foreign birth who has declared his intention to become a citizen, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years. All enlistments in the National Guard shall be for such number of years as may be prescribed by the commander-in-chief in regulations governing the National Guard, and made by signing enlistment papers according to the form prescribed by the adjutant general, and taking the following oath or affirmation which may be administered by any commissioned officer commanding a company or any field officer of a regiment, to-wit: "I.... .do hereby acknowledge to have voluntarily enlisted this. ....day of... . . . . . . .19 . . . . ., as a soldier in the National Guard of the United States, and of the State of Nebraska for a period of. . . . . . . . . years in service and.............. years in the reserve under the conditions prescribed by law unless sooner discharged by proper authority. I,....... solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and to the State of Nebraska, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever, and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of Nebraska, and of the officers appointed over me, according to law and the rules and articles of war."
Sec. 8. Regimental officers.-Each infantry regiment shall consist of twelve companies of infantry, headquarters company, supply company, machine gun company and sanitary detachment, one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, three majors, one surgeon with the rank of major, one adjutant, one supply officer, one ordnance officer, one chaplain, each with the rank of captain, three battalion adjutants and such officers and non-commissioned officers as may be prescribed by regulations.
Sec. 9. Bands. Each regimental band shall be known as the headquarters company and shall consist of: One chief musician, one principal musician, one drum major, four sergeants, eight corporals, one cook and thirteen privates.
Sec. 10. Company-number officers and men.-Each company of infantry shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, one supply sergeant
and four sergeants, six corporals, two musicians, two cooks, one artificer and forty-eight privates, subject to such changes as the commander-in-chief may prescribe in general orders.
Sec. 11. Cavalry troop-size of. Each troop of cavalry shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, one supply sergeant, six sergeants, six corporals, two cooks, one farrier, one blacksmith, one saddler, one wagoner, two trumpeters and forty-three privates, subject to such changes as the commander-in-chief may prescribe in general. orders.
Sec. 12. Field artillery.-Each battery of field artillery shall consist of one captain, two first lieutenants, two second lieutenants, one first sergeant, one supply sergeant, one stable sergeant, one chief mechanic, four mechanics, two musicians, three cooks, six sergeants, four gunners, six caisson corporals, forty-two drivers, etc., and fifty-seven cannoneers, subject to such changes as the commander-in-chief may prescribe in general orders.
Sec. 13. Engineer corps.-The organization and number which shall constitute the engineer corps, etc., and other authorized organizations or auxiliary units of the Nebraska National Guard may be designated by the commander-in-chief by general orders conforming to the United States army orders and regulations as the exigencies of the occasion may require.
Sec. 14. Brigade-what constitutes.-The Nebraska National Guard when organized as set forth in the previous sections may be assembled into a brigade. Such brigade shall consist of all arms of the service attached to it by order, and shall be commanded by a brigadier general whose staff shall consist of one brigade adjutant with the rank of major, one surgeon with the rank of major, and such other officers and enlisted men as may be required by regulations.
Sec. 15. Officers-how selected. The system of selecting officers of the Nebraska National Guard will be prescribed in regulations by the commander-in-chief in accordance with regulations prescribed by the War Department or as nearly the same as may be practicable.
Sec. 16. Discharge-when granted.-All commissioned officers are entitled to an honorable discharge in writing at the ex