HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

958

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 121-7, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"121-7 Adjutant general; appointment. (a) The adjutant general shall be the executive head of the department of defense and commanding general of the militia of the State. The adjutant general shall be appointed and be subject to removal as set forth in section 26-31. The adjutant general shall serve for the term as set forth in section 6, article V, of the Constitution.

(b) No person shall be eligible for appointment as adjutant general unless the person [holds]:

(1) Holds or has held a commission of [at least a field grade officer,] the rank of colonel in the military with a grade of 06 or above and federally recognized as such, or its equivalent in the [national guard,] Army or Air National Guard, state defense force, [or other branch of the armed forces of this or any other state or territory of the United States,] or [in the armed forces] Army or Air Force active component of the United States or a reserve component thereof [and has];

(2) Has served as a commissioned officer in one or more of the [armed services] Army or Air Force components as listed herein for at least ten years[.]; and

(3) Has no administrative actions or items that would prevent promotion to the rank of a general officer in the military with a grade of 07 or 08 and federally recognized as such."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 3050.



 

Report Title:

Department of Defense; Adjutant General

 

Description:

Amends the minimum eligibility requirements for appointment to the position of adjutant general. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)

 

 

 

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