General Laws

Section 4. The active or organized militia shall be composed of volunteers, and shall comprise the aides-de-camp of the Commander-in-chief, the state staff, the armed forces of the commonwealth as defined in section ten, the National Lancers, the retired list, persons employed as air defense technicians on the on-site missile program, and a special quartermaster detachment of enlisted personnel duly appointed as armorers in the various armories or air installations of the commonwealth.

The organized militia shall constitute the military division of the executive branch of the commonwealth.