Adds accountability; takes politics out of top Military post
(Columbia, SC) – After last November’s election, where voters overwhelmingly approved a House-led plan to change the way our state’s Lt. Governor is chosen, the House is advancing another major government restructuring reform. Today, the SC House passed a plan that will allow the Governor to appoint a qualified candidate to become our state’s Adjutant General upon Senate confirmation.
“Our state’s top Military post should be filled by the most qualified candidate, not by the most politically successful one,” House Speaker Bobby Harrell said. “This government restructuring reform will protect the integrity of this important position by replacing political qualifiers with benchmarks of Military leadership and experience. Currently, our state’s highest Military Officer can be duly filled by someone with absolutely no Military experience – that needs to change.” [Read more...]