Maj. Gen. Drennan Anthony Clark, longtime Nevada adjutant general and chief military adviser to the governor, has been named the state's solicitor general.
Clark will take over Jan. 22 after finishing his term as head of the Nevada National Guard. He'll be paid $90,426 a year, about $10,000 more than he gets as adjutant general.
The solicitor general oversees the handling of all litigation at the attorney general's office.
Clark, a Reno lawyer, has been adjutant general since 1986, commanding more than 3,000 members of the Nevada Air and Army National Guard.
''Gen. Clark brings with him a wealth and wide variety of legal and leadership experience,'' said Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa.
Clark got his law degree from the University of San Francisco in 1964 and practiced law in Reno until he was named adjutant general.
He also has served on the Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission, the Nevada Board of Bar Governors, the state Parole Board and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.