North Carolina's Official Historic Military Command
North Carolina General Statutes 127A - Militia;
Classification of Militia.
§ 127A‑1. Composition of militia.
The militia of the State shall consist of all able‑bodied citizens of the State and of the United States and all other able‑bodied persons who have or shall declare their intention to become citizens of the United States, subject to the qualifications prescribed in this Chapter, who shall be drafted into the militia or shall voluntarily accept commission, appointment, or assignment to duty therein. (1917, c. 200, s. 1; C.S., s. 6791; 1949, c. 1130, s. 1; 1957, c. 1043, s. 1; 1963, c. 1016, s. 2; 1967, c. 563, s. 1; 1975, c. 604, s. 2; 2011‑195, s. 1(a).)
§ 127A‑2. Classification of militia.
The militia shall be divided into the organized and unorganized militia. The organized militia shall consist of four classes: the North Carolina National Guard, the naval militia, the State defense militia and historic military commands. (1975, c. 604, s. 2; 2009‑281, s. 1.)
§ 127A‑6. Organized militia; historic military commands.
Historic military commands are those historic groups which remain active by meeting at least once a month and which follow military procedures. Only groups designated by the Governor shall fall within this branch of the militia. Any maximum age limits prescribed by this Chapter do not apply to members of historic military commands. The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) is North Carolina's Official Historic Military Command.