Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 8. Miscellaneous Provisions.


§ 49–801. Duties of officers.

The departmental and military duties of the officers provided for in this subtitle shall be correlative with those discharged by similarly designated officers in the Army of the United States.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 781, ch. 328, § 60; Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 636, ch. 146, § 68.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-901.

1973 Ed., § 39-901.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 49-902.

Editor's Notes

The reference to “this subtitle” in this section includes all sections of Subtitle I of Title 49 except §§ 49-217, 49-303, and 49-906.


§ 49–802. Date of commissions.

Any commission issuing under the provisions of this subtitle shall, where the rank remains unchanged, bear the date of the commission held on Feb. 18, 1909; and any officer who has served continuously in the same grade may be recommissioned with rank from date of his original commission to that grade.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 781, ch. 328; as added Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 636, ch. 146, § 76.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-902.

1973 Ed., § 39-902.

Editor's Notes

The reference to “this subtitle” in this section includes all sections of Subtitle I of Title 49 except §§ 49-217, 49-303, and 49-906.


§ 49–803. Companies, battalions, or regiments authorized to make rules.

Companies, battalions, or regiments may adopt constitutional articles of agreement or bylaws subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief, for the government of matters relating to the civic affairs of their respective organizations, the regulation of fines for nonperformance of duty, and the determination of causes upon which excuses from fines may be based; provided, however, that such articles or rules shall not be repugnant to law or the regulations for the government of the militia; and provided further, that the articles or rules adopted by any company or battalion shall not be repugnant to the articles or rules adopted for the general government of the regiment or battalion to which it belongs. Certified copies of such articles or rules, with like copies of all alterations, as finally approved by the Commanding General, shall be deposited in the office of the Adjutant General.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 780, ch. 328, § 59; Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 636, ch. 146, § 67.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-903.

1973 Ed., § 39-903.


§ 49–804. System of discipline and field exercise.

The system of discipline and field exercise ordered to be observed by the Army of the United States, or such other system as may be directed for the militia by laws of the United States, shall be observed by the National Guard.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 781, ch. 328, § 61; Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 636, ch. 146, § 69.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-904.

1973 Ed., § 39-904.


§ 49–805. Commanding General authorized to make regulations.

The Commanding General, subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief, is authorized to make and publish regulations for the government of the militia in all matters not specifically provided for by law, conforming the same to the practice and regulations of the Army so far as they may be applicable.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 781, ch. 328, § 62; Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 636, ch. 146, § 70.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-905.

1973 Ed., § 39-905.


§ 49–806. Naval battalion not affected.

Nothing contained in this subtitle shall be held to alter the status or organization of the naval battalion as now provided for by law.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 781, ch. 328; as added Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 636, ch. 146, § 75.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-906.

1973 Ed., § 39-906.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of National Guard Tuition Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-387, May 5, 2010, 57 DCR 4325).

Editor's Notes

The reference to “this subtitle” in this section includes all sections of Subtitle I of Title 49 except §§ 49-217, 49-303, and 49-906.


§ 49–807. National Guard tuition assistance benefits.

Any funds contributed by the District of Columbia to the District of Columbia National Guard Tuition Assistance Program may be utilized, at the discretion of the District of Columbia National Guard, for tuition assistance benefits for all members or for new recruits; provided, that the member or new recruit is a resident of the District of Columbia.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 781, ch. 328, § 77; as added May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-158, § 301, 57 DCR 3000.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of National Guard Tuition Assistance Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-285, January 25, 2010, 57 DCR 1173).