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VETERANS AFFAIRS AND REHABILITATION COMMISSION

MEMBERS OF COMMISSION AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE: The Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission shall have a Chairman and Secretary to be appointed annually by the Department Commander. They shall serve from the time of appointment until the close of the following Department Convention.

RESPONSIBILITY: The Commission shall direct and coordinate the activities of the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Committees. The Commission Chairman, the Health Administration Committee Chairman and the Department Service Officer shall conduct an annual inspection tour of the Veterans Administration Medical Centers located in Des Moines, Iowa City, Omaha and Sioux Falls and the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. The Commission shall also serve as liaison to the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs.

The Commission is responsible for selecting awards for the National Economic Awards Program and the Val Likens Post Service Officer of the Year. The Commission is also responsible for all other National and Department Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation awards.

AUTHORIZED MEETINGS:

  1. Department Convention: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for purposes of conducting a Commission meeting and to report to the Convention; the Secretary shall be authorized for one (1) day, for purposes of a Commission meeting.

  2. Mid-Winter Conference: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days, for purposes of conducting a Commission meeting and to report to the Department Executive Committee. The Secretary shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purposes of a Commission meeting. The Commission shall also be responsible for operating an informational table at the Programs Fair.

  3. In the event an additional Commission meeting is required, the Department Commander may so authorize said meeting upon petition by the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission chairman at mileage only.

OTHER AUTHORIZATION AND 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 the Department Convention. The Chairman shall annually submit a proposed Commission budget to the Finance Commission before the Spring DEC meeting.

Committees of the Internal Affairs Commission

Health Administration Committee
Veterans Benefits Committee


 

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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