a. Oath, appointment and promotion of officers shall be made in conformity with applicable
rules and regulations of the federal government.
b. Every officer duly commissioned shall, within ten days, after his commission is
tendered to him, or within ten days after he shall be personally notified that the
same is held in readiness for him by any superior officer, take and subscribe to the
oath of office prescribed by the Constitution of this State. In case of neglect or refusal to take and subscribe to such oath within the time
mentioned, he shall be deemed to have resigned such office. Such oath shall be taken and subscribed before any officer authorized to take acknowledgments
of deeds in this State, or some officer who has taken it himself and who is hereby
authorized to administer the same.
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