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Naval militia

A naval militia in the United States is a reserve military organization administered under the authority of a state government. It is often composed of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard reservists, retirees and volunteers. They are distinguishable from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, which is a federally chartered component of the U.S. Coast Guard and falls under the command of the Commandant of the Coast Guard through the Chief Director of the Auxiliary, and the United States Maritime Service and United States Merchant Marine, both of which are federal maritime services.

Under Title 10 of the United States Code, naval militias are treated differently from maritime state defense force units not primarily composed of reservists from the sea services. Naval militias are considered parts of the organized militia under federal law and thus members have a slightly different status.[1] Naval militias, though they are state armed forces, may receive federal supplies and use Navy or Marine Corps facilities available to Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve units subject to certain restrictions.[2]

Seamen and state marines belonging to naval militias may be enlisted or commissioned into the federal sea services at the rank they are qualified for, provided the service secretary agrees.[3]

States with naval militias


Authorized by statute but inactive



  1. ^ "US CODE: Title 10,311. Militia: composition and classes". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "US CODE: Title 10,7854. Availability of material for Naval Militia". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ "US CODE: Title 10,7852. Appointment and enlistment in reserve components". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Alaska Stat. § 26.05.010. : Alaska Statutes - Section 26.05.010.: Alaska militia established.". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  5. ^ "New York Naval Militia". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  6. ^ "Ohio Naval Militia". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  7. ^ "South Carolina Naval Militia". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Unit - Texas State Guard". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Virginia Militia". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  10. ^ "Alabama Code § 31-2-4: Composition of naval militia.". Alabama Legislative Information System Online. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "History of California State Naval Forces (Naval Battalion and the California Naval Militia)". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  12. ^ "Sec. 27-5. Naval militia. - Connecticut Sec. 27-5. Naval militia. - Connecticut Code :: Justia". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  13. ^ "250.04 Naval militia; marine corps.". Official Internet Site of the Florida State Legislature. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  14. ^ Wilbanks, James H. (Spring 1989). "Georgia's Naval Militia: Still Authorized, Still Ignored, and Still Disbanded". Journal of the Historical Society of the Georgia National Guard. Vol.1 (No.2): pp.1–8. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 123: Naval Militia". Hawaii State Legislature. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  16. ^ Executive Order authorizing the Illinois Naval Militia
  17. ^ "Indiana Code Ch. 10 § 16-14-1" (PDF). Indiana General Assembly Official Website. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Maine Revised Statutes Title 37B § 221". Maine State Legislature Official Website. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "33.1 Naval militia; enrollment classifications.". Michigan Legislative Website. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Chapter 41: Military Forces, Section 41.070". Missouri General Assembly Official Website. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "New Hampshire Revised Statutes § 110-B:1 Composition of the Militia". The New Hampshire General Court Official Website. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  22. ^ "New Jersey Naval Militia". Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  23. ^ "North Carolina General Statutes 127A-4". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  24. ^ "Chapter 30 § 30-1-4: Classes of militia". State of Rhode Island General Assembly Official Website. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  25. ^ "Tennessee Code. § 58-1-104(c)". Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  26. ^ "Chapter 78: AN ACT to create sections 649m to 649u, inclusive, of the statutes, establishing a naval militia." (PDF). Wisconsin Legislature Official Website. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

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