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§10.  Adjutant general

A.  The adjutant general shall have a rank not lower than a brigadier general, and he shall have been a citizen of the state for at least fifteen years prior to his appointment.  He shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate from active federally recognized officers of the Louisiana National Guard who have had at least seven years of federally recognized commissioned service in the Louisiana National Guard and have attained the federally recognized rank of colonel.  He shall hold office for a term of four years or until the appointment and qualification of his successor; and shall not be dismissed except for just cause.  In the case of a vacancy in this office, the appointment to fill the vacancy shall be made for the unexpired term only.  

B.  The state shall pay to the adjutant general, monthly upon his own warrant, the base pay and allowances, as fixed by the tables of the armed forces of the United States of America for the grade of the highest federally recognized rank held.  The necessary mileage, traveling, office expenses, clerical help, printing, stationery, postage, telephone, and expressage shall also be allowed.  

Acts 1974, No. 622, §1; Acts 1992, No. 530, §1, eff. July 1, 1992.

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