Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2003 NO. 6 > Jul 21 2003

RCW 38.40.060, which provides fifteen days of military leave for state officers and employees who are subject to military duty, does not apply to elected officials, who are entitled to extended leave for military duty under RCW 73.16.041.

AGLO 1979 NO. 22 > May 29 1979

(1) Under RCW 38.12.030 the governor, in appointing the state adjutant general, is required to order said appointee to active service as defined by RCW 38.04.010 and RCW 38.38.004.

(2) In view of those statutory definitions, the position of state adjutant general must be deemed to be a full-time job; while this does not mean that the adjutant general may not also have some other employment, it does mean that any such other employment must be secondary to the state position.