The militia of this state shall consist of all able-bodied male citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, except such as are exempt by laws of the United States or of this state. The organized militia shall be called the “national guard of New Mexico,” of which the governor shall be commander in chief. The apparent intent of this section is to provide the state with a military force to meet the possibility of civil unrest or natural disaster. This section should be read in conjunction with Article II § 9, which provides that the military will always be...
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