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46-202.  Commissioned officers — Appointment and commission — Oath — Temporary appointments. All commissioned officers shall be appointed by the governor as commander in chief and be commissioned according to the grade in the department, corps, or arm of the service in which they are appointed and shall be assigned to duty by the commander in chief. They shall take and subscribe to the following oath:
"I…. do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Idaho against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey orders of the president of the United States and the governor of the state of Idaho, that I make this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of…. in the national guard of the state of Idaho upon which I am about to enter, so help me God."
The appointment of officers in the national guard shall be temporary until such appointees shall have been federally recognized under the provisions of the national defense act. Any officer so temporarily appointed as an officer of the national guard of this state is hereby authorized to exercise all powers of his or her office during the time said temporary appointment shall remain in force. Such temporary appointment shall expire upon written notice from the national guard bureau that federal recognition has been denied, and upon receipt of said notice, the governor is authorized and is hereby directed to discharge such temporary officer from the national guard; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to officers of such forces of the organized and unorganized militias that may be called into active service of the state.

[(46-202) 1927, ch. 261, sec. 22, p. 510; I.C.A., sec. 45-202; am. 1957, ch. 174, sec. 16, p. 312; am. 2022, ch. 144, sec. 2, p. 517.]

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