The Governor is hereby authorized to prescribe rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter governing the enlistment, organization, administration, equipment, maintenance, training, and discipline of forces. The rules and regulations, insofar as the Governor deems practicable and desirable, shall conform to existing law governing and pertaining to the National Guard and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder and shall prohibit the acceptance of gifts, donations, gratuities, or anything of value by those forces or any member of those forces from any individual, firm, association, or corporation by reason of that membership. Section 167 shall at no time apply to the forces herein authorized except that all officers, warrant officers, and enlisted men and women on active duty with the Office of the Adjutant General shall be appointed by the Governor, with consideration of the recommendation of the Adjutant General. All officers, warrant officers and enlisted men and women on active duty under Section 167 who are ordered into federal service by federal authority during the emergency or who are ordered by state authority to perform duty with the forces herein authorized shall not thereby lose the rights and privileges provided in Section 167 and shall be restored to those rights and privileges upon completion of that service or duty.
Members of the California National Guard not ordered to federal service or who are not required to perform federal service or who have been deferred from federal duty may perform service as members of the California National Guard on state active duty on behalf of the forces herein authorized and may be compensated as provided in Sections 320 and 321.