The adjutant general and the two assistant adjutants general of the state of Washington while on active duty as such officers should each receive pay and allowances prescribed for his military rank by the current federal laws and regulations for an officer of his grade and years of service.
(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.
It is not lawful for the state adjutant general, in view of his outside private employment, to be paid as full compensation for his services as adjutant general an annual salary lower than that prescribed by RCW 38.12.030.
Any expenditure from monies appropriated by section 2, chapter 288, Laws of 1953, for "capital outlays, armories, to carry out the provisions of Senate Bill No. 110 (chapter 181, Laws of 1953)" may be made to satisfy conditions necessary to obtain federal contributions under the National Defense Facilities Act of 1950.
Payment of dues for state membership in the National Guard Association may legally be made if the Adjutant General finds that the service to the National Guard results from such membership.