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192.18 RETIREMENT.
    Subdivision 1. Officers and warrant officers. Whenever the federal recognition of an
officer or warrant officer of the National Guard is withdrawn, that officer's commission in the
Minnesota National Guard shall be terminated, except that any officer or warrant officer who shall
have served in the Minnesota National Guard for a period of not less than 20 years and any officer
or warrant officer who becomes disabled in line of duty while in the service of the state or of the
United States and is thereby made incapable of performing military duties may, upon application
therefor, be placed in a retired status and that officer's name shall be placed on a roll in the Office
of the Adjutant General to be known as the "roll of retired officers."
    Subd. 2. Enlisted members. Any enlisted member who completes not less than 20 years
of service in the National Guard and is honorably discharged and any enlisted member of the
Minnesota National Guard who becomes disabled in the line of duty while in the service of the
state or of the United States and is thereby made incapable of performing military duties may, upon
application therefor, be placed in retired status and that enlisted member's name shall be placed on
a roll in the Office of the Adjutant General to be known as the "roll of retired enlisted members."
    Subd. 3. Wearing uniform. Officers, warrant officers, or enlisted personnel in retired status
shall be entitled to wear, when not in conflict with federal law, on state and other occasions of
ceremony, the uniform of the rank last held by those personnel.
History: (2423) 1921 c 506 s 29; 1943 c 108 s 15; 1945 c 13 s 1; 1947 c 125 s 5; 1963 c
658 s 7; 1984 c 442 s 6; 1986 c 444