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NATIONAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION

MEMBERS OF COMMISSION AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE:  The Commission shall have three (3) members, a Chairman and two (2) Vice Chairmen appointed by the Department Commander.  The terms of the members of the Commission shall be staggered, and each new appointment shall be for a term of three (3) years.  The Department Commander shall designate the Chairman and Vice Chairmen annually from the members of the Commission. 

RESPONSIBILITY:  The National Affairs Commission shall supervise and coordinate the Departmentís activities in support of the policy of the National Organization in the area of National Security and Foreign Relations. The Commission shall monitor the budgets, manpower requirements and equipment needs of the National Guard to ensure that those units are able to meet the requirements of both Federal and State deployments and that the Reserve Forces based in Iowa are sufficiently manned, equipped and resourced to fulfill their federal duties when deployed.

The National Affairs Commission is responsible for coordinating and judging of the Department Law Enforcement Officer of the Year program, the Department Firefighter of the Year program, the ROTC and Junior ROTC Awards program and the POW/MIA program.

AUTHORIZED MEETINGS: 

  1. Department Convention: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for the purposes of conducting the National Affairs Commission meeting and to report to the Department Convention.  The Vice Chairmen shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purpose of attending the National Affairs Commission meeting.

  2. Mid Winter Conference:  The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for the purposes of conducting the National Affairs Commission meeting and reporting to the Department Executive Committee.  The Vice Chairmen shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purpose of attending the National Affairs Commission meeting.  The Commission shall also be responsible for operating an informational table at the Programs Fair.

  3. In the event that additional meetings are required, Department Commander may so authorize said meeting upon the petition of the Chairman at mileage only.

OTHER AUTHORIZATION AND/OR DIRECTIONS:  The Chairman is required to provide a report of the Commissionís activities to the Fall, Mid-Winter, and Spring Department Executive Committee meetings and annually to the Department Convention.  The Chairman shall annually submit a proposed Commission budget to the Finance Commission before the Spring DEC meeting.


 

For more detailed information on The American Legion of Iowa Commissions and Committees, visit the links below:

 

Department Operating Structure (PDF)

Commission & Committee Members (PDF)

Commissions & Committees Web Page


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