321.04(1)(i) (i) Administer, with the approval of the governor, state-federal cooperative funding agreements related to the department.
321.04(1)(j) (j) Prepare the training of national guard members.
321.04(1)(k) (k) Transport or contract for the transportation of national guard members and military property.
321.04(1)(L) (L) Provide or contract for the provision of all necessary military property, lodging, and meals for members and units of the national guard, subject to s. 16.71 (1).
321.04(1)(m) (m) Prepare and issue all necessary accounting books and forms for the national guard. All of the accounting books and forms shall conform as nearly as practicable to those in use in the U.S. army or air force.
321.04(1)(n) (n) Cooperate with the federal government in the operation and maintenance of distance learning centers for the use of current and former members of the national guard and the U.S. armed forces. The adjutant general may charge rent for the use of a center by a nonmilitary or nonfederal person. All moneys received under this paragraph shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.465 (1) (i).
321.04(1)(o) (o) Provide the department of veterans affairs information on all necessary military points of contact and general deployment information for activated and deployed members of the national guard.
321.04(1)(p) (p) Perform the duties under s. 321.51 (2) (e).
321.04(1)(q) (q) Perform the customary duties of his or her office.
321.04(1)(r) (r) Assist national guard members who may have been exposed to depleted uranium in obtaining the best practice health screening test from the federal department of veterans affairs to test for exposure to depleted uranium using a bioassay procedure involving methods sufficiently sensitive to detect depleted uranium at low levels.
321.04(2) (2)The adjutant general or his or her designee may do any of the following:
321.04(2)(a) (a) Make, publish, and have printed policies, regulations, and instructions for the governance of the national guard.
321.04(2)(b) (b) Provide for all books and forms necessary for the proper discharge of the duty of all officers of the national guard.
321.04(2)(c) (c) When any military property is wrongfully held by another person, bring an action in the name of the state to recover possession of the property or the money value of the property.
321.04(2)(d) (d) Upon receipt of a meritorious request for a state flag and within the limits of the appropriation under s. 20.465 (1) (e), furnish a flag without charge to the person who requested it.
321.04(2)(e) (e) Activate members of the national guard to serve on an honors detail of military funeral honors for a person described under s. 45.60 (1).
321.04(2)(f) (f) Perform the duties under s. 321.51 (2) (b).
321.04 History History: 2007 a. 200 ss. 41, 62 to 63, 67, 71 to 81m, 96, 100, 207 to 213; Stats. 2007 s. 321.04; 2015 a. 197 s. 51.
321.05 321.05 Permission to forces of other states.
321.05(1)(1)Any military unit of another state that is in fresh pursuit of insurrectionists, terrorists, or enemy forces may continue the pursuit into this state until a military unit or law enforcement agency of this state or the U.S. military has had a reasonable opportunity to take up the pursuit or capture the persons. The military unit of the other state may arrest or capture those persons in this state while in fresh pursuit.
321.05(2) (2)Any person who is captured or arrested by the military unit of another state while in this state shall without unnecessary delay be surrendered to a military unit or law enforcement agency of this state.
321.05 History History: 2007 a. 200 ss. 25 to 26; Stats. 2007 s. 321.05.
subch. II of ch. 321 SUBCHAPTER II
MILITARY OFFICERS
321.10 321.10 Military staff of governor.
321.10(1)(1)The military staff of the governor shall consist of the following:
321.10(1)(a) (a) An adjutant general, with a minimum rank of brigadier general and a maximum rank of lieutenant general.
321.10(1)(b) (b) A deputy adjutant general for army, whose rank may not exceed brigadier general, unless selected for a military position requiring federal recognition as a major general.
321.10(1)(c) (c) A deputy adjutant general for air, whose rank may not exceed brigadier general, unless selected for a military position requiring federal recognition as a major general.
321.10(1)(cm) (cm) A deputy adjutant general for civil authority support, who may be of either army or air and whose rank may not exceed brigadier general unless selected for a military position requiring federal recognition as a major general. The deputy adjutant general for support for civil authorities may serve as a chief of staff.
321.10(1)(d) (d) Two assistant adjutants general for army, whose rank may not exceed brigadier general.
321.10(1)(f) (f) An assistant adjutant general for air, whose rank may not exceed brigadier general.
321.10(1)(g) (g) A chief surgeon for army, whose rank may not exceed major general.
321.10(1)(h) (h) A chief surgeon for air, whose rank may not exceed major general.
321.10(1)(i) (i) A staff judge advocate for army, whose rank may not exceed major general.
321.10(1)(j) (j) A staff judge advocate for air, whose rank may not exceed major general.
321.10(1)(k) (k) A state chaplain, either army or air, whose rank may not exceed major general.
321.10(1)(L) (L) Such other officers as the governor deems necessary.
321.10(2) (2)In the absence or incapacity of the adjutant general, the senior ranking deputy adjutant general for army, air, or civil authority support shall have all the powers and duties of the adjutant general.
321.10(3) (3)In the event a deputy adjutant general for army or for air is appointed to a military position as a major general, the adjutant general shall appoint, for any periods of absence of that deputy adjutant general due to other military duties, an acting deputy adjutant general. The adjutant general may appoint one of the assistant adjutants general as an acting deputy adjutant general.
321.10(4) (4)No person may be appointed to the governor's military staff who has not had previous state or U.S. military experience.
321.10(5) (5)All staff officers appointed under sub. (1), except the adjutant general whose tenure is governed by ss. 15.31 and 17.07 (5), shall hold their positions until terminated by resignation, disability, or death or for cause or unless federal recognition of the officer's commission under 32 USC 323 is refused or withdrawn. The governor shall remove an officer whose federal recognition is refused or withdrawn, effective on the date of the loss of federal recognition.
321.10(6) (6)The terms of the deputy adjutants general for army and air shall be 5 years beginning on the first day of the 7th month of the term of the adjutant general. The term for the deputy adjutant general for civil authority support shall be at the discretion of the adjutant general. The deputy adjutants general may be reappointed to successive terms.
321.10(7) (7)The adjutant general shall appoint persons to fill vacancies in positions on the military staff of the governor under sub. (1). Vacancies on the military staff of the governor shall be filled by appointment from officers actively serving in the national guard, except as provided in s. 15.31. Interim vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the adjutant general for the remainder of the unexpired term.
321.10 History History: 1981 c. 35; 1983 a. 391; 1987 a. 63; 2003 a. 25, 69, 326; 2007 a. 200 ss. 51 to 60, 68, 215; Stats. 2007 s. 321.10; 2011 a. 260 s. 81; 2013 a. 98.
321.11 321.11 United States property and fiscal officer.
321.11(1)(1)The adjutant general shall recommend a candidate for appointment as the U.S. property and fiscal officer for the national guard, subject to the concurrence of the governor, from federally commissioned officers actively serving in the national guard. The candidate shall be nominated by the governor, subject to the concurrence of the U.S. secretary of the army, if the nominee is serving in the army national guard, or the U.S. secretary of the air force, if the nominee is serving in the air national guard.
321.11(2) (2)The officer nominated under sub. (1) shall assume the duties of a U.S. property and fiscal officer under 32 USC 708, when properly ordered to active duty by the appropriate U.S. secretary, on the date specified in the order. The officer shall hold his or her position unless terminated earlier by resignation, disability or for cause and unless federal recognition of the officer's commission under 10 USC 14902, 14903, or 14905 is refused or withdrawn.
321.11(3) (3)Any action by the governor to remove the officer appointed under sub. (2) for cause shall be governed by the federal laws and military regulations governing removal of an officer for cause and shall be subject to review by the chief of the national guard bureau and by the U.S. secretary of the army, if the officer is commissioned by the army national guard, or by the U.S. secretary of the air force, if the officer is commissioned by the air national guard.
321.11 History History: 1987 a. 63; 2003 a. 69; 2007 a. 200 ss. 89 to 90; Stats. 2007 s. 321.11.
321.12 321.12 Chief surgeons.
321.12(1)(1)The chief surgeons for the army and air national guard shall, under direction of the adjutant general, have general supervision of the medical units of the national guard and, if organized, the state defense force. The chief surgeons shall make recommendations concerning the procurement of medical supplies and services for state active duty operations, the procurement and training of medical personnel, and the publication of national guard directives on medical subjects.
321.12(2) (2)The chief surgeons for the army and the air national guard shall provide for any physical examinations and inoculations of officers, enlistees, and applicants for enlistment in the national guard that are prescribed by U.S. department of defense and national guard regulations.
321.12 History History: 2007 a. 200 ss. 91 to 92, 94; Stats. 2007 s. 321.12.
321.13 321.13 Discharge of officers. Any officer may be discharged by the governor pursuant to the Wisconsin code of military justice or upon resignation or disability preventing full discharge of the duties of his or her office.
321.13 History History: 1991 a. 316; 2007 a. 200 s. 124; Stats. 2007 s. 321.13.
321.14 321.14 Authority to administer oaths. Any officer of the national guard or any officer of the U.S. armed forces may administer oaths of enlistment in the national guard.
321.14 History History: 1979 c. 221; 2007 a. 200 s. 125; Stats. 2007 s. 321.14.
321.15 321.15 Resignation of officer. A commissioned officer may resign his or her commission by submitting the written resignation to his or her immediate commanding officer. The commanding officer shall promptly forward the resignation through military channels to the adjutant general. The governor shall, by order, accept or reject the resignation, and, if accepted, fix the effective date of the resignation.
321.15 History History: 1991 a. 316; 2007 a. 200 s. 126; Stats. 2007 s. 321.15.
subch. III of ch. 321 SUBCHAPTER III
MILITARY PROPERTY
321.20 321.20 Distribution of military property. The governor may receive and distribute military property that the state receives from the U.S. government under federal laws providing for arming and equipping of the national guard and the state defense force.
321.20 History History: 1987 a. 63 s. 13; 2007 a. 200 s. 32; Stats. 2007 s. 321.20.
321.20 Annotation Federal law prevents the state from regulating personnel criteria of the national guard. Hazelton v. Personnel Commission, 178 Wis. 2d 776, 505 N.W.2d 793 (Ct. App. 1993).
321.21 321.21 Military property accountability.
321.21(1)(1)In this section, “money" means funds in the custody of the department.
321.21(2) (2)
321.21(2)(a)(a) Each commanding officer who is issued military property or money shall account for the property and money, deliver the property and money to any officer entitled to receive them, and pay for all losses or damages to that property or money.
321.21(2)(b) (b) The unit commander has control of the money and military property of any unit of the national guard, whether the money or property is assigned to the unit or its members collectively, or has been issued to it or any of its officers, for its use, by the state or the United States. The unit commander may sue for and recover possession of the money or military property, whenever it is wrongfully withheld from the control of the unit.
321.21(3) (3)
321.21(3)(a)(a) All state-owned military property or money issued to any officer or armory facility manager shall be audited annually as a part of the annual inspection of federal property accounts. When damage, other than reasonable wear and tear, or loss of state-owned property is discovered, the adjutant general shall appoint a surveying officer to determine the cause and fix blame. Upon review, the adjutant general may hold responsible individuals financially liable. If it is determined that the property or money was damaged, destroyed or lost without fault or neglect on the part of those responsible, all concerned shall be relieved of liability.
321.21(3)(b) (b) Whenever any state-owned military property becomes unsuitable, unserviceable, or no longer required for military purposes, it shall be disposed of as surplus property subject to s. 16.72 (4) and (5).
321.21(4) (4)
321.21(4)(a)(a) When an officer who is responsible for military property or money is separated or reassigned, all military property or money in the officer's possession or for which the officer is responsible shall become the responsibility of the person the adjutant general designates to receive the property or money. No separation or reassignment shall be effective until all accounts have been settled.
321.21(4)(b) (b) If an officer having control of military property or money dies, the next in command shall immediately take charge of the property or money and deliver the property or money to the person the adjutant general appointed to control the property or money.
321.21(5) (5)
321.21(5)(a)(a) No person may retain at any time any military property or money, unless the property or money has been lawfully issued to the person and the proper authority permits the person to retain the property or money in the discharge of a public duty. No person may use military property or money for the person's unauthorized private use. Any person violating this paragraph shall forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
321.21(5)(b) (b) A person who possesses military property or money, after the adjutant general makes lawful demand for the return of the property or money shall return the property or money promptly. No person may knowingly resist any officer who is lawfully taking possession of the military property or money. Any person violating this paragraph shall forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
321.21 History History: 2003 a. 69; 2007 a. 200 ss. 47, 49, 121 to 122, 128, 130, 217; Stats. 2007 s. 321.21.
321.22 321.22 Camp Williams.
321.22(1)(1)The state facility near Camp Douglas, Juneau County, shall be known as “Camp Williams". The officer in charge of Camp Williams may arrest a person for a violation that occurs at Camp Williams of a state law, local ordinance, or provision of the Wisconsin code of military justice.
321.22(2) (2)The adjutant general may grant to the federal government the right to use any area of Camp Williams upon conditions that the adjutant general deems advisable.
321.22(3) (3)In memory of 1st lieutenant Jerome A. Volk, the first Wisconsin air national guard pilot killed in combat during the Korean conflict, so much of Camp Williams as is under lease to the federal government for use of the air national guard shall be known as “Volk Field" during the time the property remains under lease to the U.S. government.
321.22 History History: 1979 c. 221 s. 2202 (37); 1991 a. 316; 2007 a. 200 s. 33; Stats. 2007 s. 321.22.
321.23 321.23 Facilities and lands.
321.23(1)(1)
321.23(1)(a) (a) A political subdivision or federally recognized Indian tribe or band in which one or more units of the national guard is located may build or purchase a suitable armory for the purpose of drill and for the safekeeping of military property, and for public meetings and conventions, when that use will not interfere with the use of the building by the national guard. The adjutant general and the building commission may review and approve or reject plans and specifications for the armories. The adjutant general and the department of administration shall file with the political subdivision or the federally recognized Indian tribe or band a certificate of inspection and approval before the construction of an armory.
321.23(1)(b) (b) A political subdivision or federally recognized Indian tribe or band in which any unit of the national guard is located may purchase land and build armories in the same manner as the political subdivision or tribe or band is now authorized by law to build other buildings. When unable to agree upon the price of land with its owner, the political subdivision or federally recognized Indian tribe or band may appropriate land for the purpose of building armories in the same manner as the political subdivision or tribe or band is now authorized by law to appropriate real estate for other buildings. If a political subdivision or federally recognized Indian tribe or band aided in the building of an armory and the company or companies of the national guard for which the armory was built is disbanded, the armory shall become the property of the political subdivision or tribe or band that aided in the building of the armory.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)