Oregon Militia Generally
Acting Adjutant General
If the federally recognized Oregon National Guard, or any portion thereof, is called or ordered to active federal duty by the President, and if such call or order shall include the Adjutant General and Assistant Adjutants General, the Governor may appoint an Acting Adjutant General who shall assume the responsibilities and powers and perform all duties required of the Adjutant General, and who shall be selected from the federally recognized officers not called or ordered to active duty and who meet the qualifications established for the appointment of an Adjutant General, or if no such officer is available, then from the following:
Officers of the National Guard Reserve.
Inactive or retired officers of the Oregon National Guard.
Army or Air Force officers who have retired and are residents of the State of Oregon.
If, on the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of Adjutant General, there is no duly qualified and appointed Assistant Adjutant General, the Governor may designate an Acting Adjutant General who shall assume temporarily the responsibilities and powers and perform all duties required of the Adjutant General until such time as an Adjutant General is regularly appointed and qualified. An Acting Adjutant General designated under this provision shall have the same qualifications as are required for the appointment of an Adjutant General.
The Acting Adjutant General serving under the terms of this section shall be compensated as determined by the Governor, but the amount shall not exceed that authorized for a regularly appointed Adjutant General.
The Acting Adjutant General, before entering upon the duties of office, shall give to the state a fidelity bond in such penal sum as may be fixed by law, or if not so fixed, as may be approved by the Governor, with a corporate surety who is authorized to do business in this state. The premium for such bond shall be paid by the military department. [1961 c.454 §12; 1963 c.62 §2]