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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 26. Military Affairs, Veterans, and Disasters
- Chapter 5. Military Code of Alaska
- Section 160. Appointment, Qualifications, and Duties of Adjutant General.
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AS 26.05.160. Appointment, Qualifications, and Duties of Adjutant General.
- (a) The adjutant general of the state is appointed by the governor. In appointing the adjutant
general, the governor may give preference to a person who has served at least five years in the Alaska Army National
Guard or the Alaska Air National Guard. The governor shall prescribe the grade of the adjutant general, which may not
exceed lieutenant general. To be eligible for appointment as adjutant general, a person must be a citizen of the state
and must be a federally recognized general-grade officer in the Alaska National Guard or an officer who has the
qualifications to gain federal recognition as a general-grade officer either in active status or in retirement status
eligible for reappointment as a general-grade officer. The adjutant general shall make returns and reports to the Chief,
National Guard Bureau, and to the governor or to the officers designated by the Chief, National Guard Bureau, and the
governor, at the times and in the form prescribed.
- (b) The adjutant general shall execute a bond running to the state in the penal sum of $20,000 conditioned upon the
faithful performance of the adjutant general's duties. The attorney general shall approve the bond and the bond shall
be filed with the Department of Administration. The state shall pay the cost of the bond.
- (c) The adjutant general is the official liaison between the state and the active military in the state. The adjutant
general shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies having dealings with the active military in the state.
- (d) The adjutant general is the official liaison between the state and the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. The
adjutant general shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies having dealings with the federal Department of
- (e) The adjutant general is the official liaison between the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the
state. The adjutant general shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies having dealings with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
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