1. The militia of
the state shall be divided into the organized militia, the state reserve
list, the state retired list and the unorganized militia. The organized
militia shall be composed of the New York army national guard; the New
York air national guard; the inactive national guard; the New York naval
militia; the New York guard whenever such a state force shall be duly
organized and such additional forces as may be created by the governor.
2. The unorganized militia shall consist of all able-bodied male
residents of the state between the ages of seventeen and forty-five who
are not serving in any force of the organized militia or who are not on
the state reserve list or the state retired list and who are or who have
declared their intention to become citizens of the United States,
subject, however, to such exemptions from military duty as are created
by the laws of the United States.
3. The state reserve list and the state retired list shall include the
persons who are lawfully carried thereon on the effective date of this
act and such persons who may be transferred thereto or placed thereon by
the governor in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
4. The terms "organized militia," "all or any part of the organized
militia," "organized militia or any part thereof" and "organized militia
or any force thereof," whenever used in this chapter, unless a different
meaning is plainly required by the context, shall be deemed to include
any unit, command, component, element, headquarters, staff or cadre
thereof as well as any member or members.