South Carolina Adjutant General

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South Carolina Adjutant General
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $67,239,007
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  South Carolina Constitution, Article VI, Section 7
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 2011
Compensation:  $$92,007
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other South Carolina Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateComptrollerAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorAdjutant GeneralInspector GeneralSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The Adjutant General of South Carolina is an elected executive position in the South Carolina state government. The Adjutant General serves as head of the Military Department of the state, and is in charge of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard, Emergency Management Division, the State Guard, Youth Challenge, and AmeriCorps.[1]

South Carolina is the only state with an elected adjutant general.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Robert E. Livingston, Jr.. He was first elected to the position in November 2010.[2]

Authority

The South Carolina Adjutant General's authority is established in Article VI, Section 7 of the state constitution.

Article VI, Section 7:

There shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State a Secretary of State, an Attorney General, a Treasurer, a Superintendent of Education, Comptroller General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and an Adjutant General who shall hold their respective offices for a term of four years, coterminous with that of the Governor. The duties and compensation of such offices shall be prescribed by law and their compensation shall be neither increased nor diminished during the period for which they shall have been elected.

Qualifications

Article VI, Section 7 of the South Carolina Constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

No person may be popularly elected to and serve in any office in this State or its political subdivisions unless he possesses the qualifications of an elector, is not disqualified by age as prescribed in this Constitution, and has not been convicted of a felony under state or federal law or convicted of tampering with a voting machine, fraudulent registration or voting, bribery at elections, procuring or offering to procure votes by bribery, voting more than once at elections, impersonating a voter, or swearing falsely at elections/taking oath in another's name, or has not pled guilty or nolo contendere to these offenses. However, notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, this prohibition does not apply to a person who has been pardoned under state or federal law or to a person who files for public office fifteen years or more after the completion date of service of the sentence, including probation and parole time, nor shall any person, serving in office prior to the ratification of this provision, be required to vacate the office to which he is elected. No person may be elected or appointed to office in this State for life or during good behavior, but the terms of all officers must be for some specified period except officers in the militia.
  • possess the qualities of an elector
  • not disqualified by age as prescribed in this Constitution
  • has not been convicted of a felony under state or federal law or convicted of tampering with a voting machine, fraudulent registration or voting, bribery at elections, procuring or offering to procure votes by bribery, voting more than once at elections, impersonating a voter, or swearing falsely at elections/taking oath in another's name, or has not pled guilty or nolo contendere to these offenses

Elections

South Carolina state government organizational chart

Article VI, Section 7 of the state constitution stipulates the Adjutant General will be elected every four years, to a term of four year term. The Adjutant General, like South Carolina's other executive officials, is elected in mid-term elections: 2010, 2014, and 2018.

Moved to make office appointed

On March 20, 2013, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation to make the Adjutant General appointed by the governor. Current AG Robert Livingston endorsed the measure, saying the state's top military leader should not have to run a political campaign every four years.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the Adjutant General's office in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 was $67,239,007.[4]

Compensation

The South Carolina Adjutant General was paid $92,007 in 2013.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact info

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