Senate Bill No. 559
(By Senator Bailey)
[Passed March 7, 1996; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact section two, article one-a, chapter
fifteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to adjutant
general; appointment; consent of Senate required for
appointment; qualifications; and bond.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article one-a, chapter fifteen of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1A. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
§15-1A-2. Appointment; qualifications; bond.
The adjutant general shall be appointed by the governor, by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of four years. He or she shall have the rank of major general, or such
other rank as is recognized by federal authority. No person may
be appointed adjutant general unless he or she has had at least
six years' commissioned service and attained field grade or
higher rank in the organized militia of this or some other state
or in the armed forces of the United States, or in all combined.
The governor shall require the adjutant general to furnish bond
as required by law, which bond shall be filed with the auditor of