The governor shall appoint a deputy adjutant general, who shall be or have been a commissioned officer, and an assistant adjutant general for the army national guard who shall be a commissioned officer, and an assistant adjutant general for the air national guard who shall be a commissioned officer, upon the recommendation of the adjutant general. They shall have such rank as is consistent with federal law and regulations to and including the rank of brigadier general and at the time of their appointment shall be federally commissioned officers and they shall have reached the grade of a field officer. They shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
The deputy adjutant general shall serve in the office of the adjutant general and aid by performing such duties as the adjutant general may assign. In the absence or disability of the adjutant general the deputy shall perform the duties of that office as acting adjutant general. Each assistant adjutant general shall be responsible for duties with the army national guard or the air national guard, respectively, as prescribed by the adjutant general.
The adjutant general may appoint a full-time staff within prescribed personnel authorization. Members of that staff who are not in state active duty status are authorized salaries with allowances as provided by the executive council exempt pay plan.
[C73, § 1054; C97, § 2174; SS15, § 2215-f14; C24, 27, 31, § 445; C35, § 467-f41; C39, § 467.43; C46, 50, § 29.43; C54, 58, 62, § 29.16; C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 29A.16]
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