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Article - Public Safety


    (a)    An individual enlisting in the organized militia shall take and subscribe to the following oath of enlistment:

    “I do hereby acknowledge to have voluntarily enlisted this ....... day of .........., 20 ....., in the (National Guard) (Maryland Defense Force) of the State of Maryland for the period of ...... year(s), under the conditions prescribed by law, unless sooner discharged by proper authority. I, ..........., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America and to the State of Maryland; 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 and the Governor of Maryland and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to law and regulations.”

    (b)    Any officer of the organized militia may administer the oath of enlistment.