(a)  The North Carolina National Guard is composed of the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. The military head of the division of the National Guard is the Adjutant General who shall hold the rank of major general. The Adjutant General is appointed by the Governor in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the State Militia, in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety and serves at the pleasure of the Governor:

(1)           In all administrative and operational matters affecting the militia while under state control, the Adjutant General is responsible to and subject to the direction and supervision of the Secretary of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.

(2)           The Adjutant General insures compliance with such federal laws and regulations and with all state laws and orders of the Governor not inconsistent with those federal laws and regulations.

(b)  The full-time staff of the North Carolina National Guard is a mix of state and federal employees, all of whom are under the direction and control of the Adjutant General.

(c)  The organization of the National Guard, including the composition of all units thereof, is the same as that which is or may hereafter be prescribed for the regular army or air force subject in time of peace to such general exceptions as may be authorized by the United States Secretary of Defense.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 127A-19; 127A-29;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1988; September 1, 1980;

Transferred from 14A NCAC 02 .0104 Eff. June 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 3, 2017.