5913.021 Qualifications of officers.

(A) The adjutant general at the time of appointment shall be a federally recognized officer in the Ohio national guard in the grade of colonel or above.

(B) The assistant adjutant general for army at the time of appointment shall be a federally recognized officer in the Ohio army national guard in the grade of colonel or above.

(C) The assistant adjutant general for air at the time of appointment shall be a federally recognized officer in the Ohio air national guard in the grade of colonel or above.

(D) The assistant quartermaster general at the time of appointment shall be a federally recognized officer in the Ohio army national guard in the grade of colonel or brigadier general, or any retired officer who has appropriate qualifications for the position, as determined by the adjutant general and the governor.

(E) The adjutant general, the assistant adjutant general for army, the assistant adjutant general for air, and the assistant quartermaster general at the time of appointment shall each have not less than ten years' commissioned service in the armed forces of the United States, not less than five years of that service being in the Ohio national guard, and shall at all times during their tenure of office be federally recognized officers of the Ohio national guard.

(F) The provisions of this section relative to federal recognition shall be suspended during any period of emergency when the majority of the units of the Ohio national guard are in the federal service. In that event, retired officers of the Ohio national guard shall be eligible to serve as adjutant general, assistant adjutant general for army, assistant adjutant general for air, and assistant quartermaster general for the duration of such emergency or until a majority of the units of the Ohio national guard are released from federal service.

Cite as R.C. § 5913.021

History. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.54, HB 449, §1, eff. 9/17/2010.

Effective Date: 09-18-1997