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602 §304. Enlistment oath Each person enlisting in the National Guard shall sign an enlistment contract and subscribe to the following oath: " I do hereby acknowledge to have voluntarily enlisted this day of , 19 , in the National Guard of the State of for the period of year(s), under the conditions prescribed by law, unless sooner discharged by proper authority. "I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America and to the State of

that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to law and regulations." The oath may be taken before any officer of the National Guard of the State or Territory, or of Puerto Kico, the Canal Zone, or the District of Columbia, as the case may be, or before any other person authorized by the law of the jurisdiction concerned to administer oaths of enlistment in the National Guard. § 305. Federal recognition of commissioned officers: persons eligible Only persons selected from the following categories are eligible for Federal recognition as commissioned officers of the National Guard: (1) Members of the National Guard. (2) Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force,.or Marine Corps. (3) Former officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. (4) Former enlisted members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps who were discharged honorably or under honorable conditions. (5) Graduates of the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, or the United States Air Force Academy. (6) Graduates of a school, college, university, or officer's training camp who received military instruction under the supervision of a commissioned officer of the Regular Army or the Regular Air Force, and whose fitness for appointment has been certified by that officer. (7) Civilians who are specially qualified for duty in a technical or staff branch or organization. § 307. Federal recognition of officers: examination; certificate of eligibility (a) To be eligible for Federal recognition as an officer of the National Guard, a person must— (1) receive an appointment with a view to filling a vacancy in a federally recognized unit or organization of the National Guard; (2) have the qualifications prescribed by the Secretary concerned for the grade, branch, position, and type of unit or organization involved: and