Robert E. Newman
Chairman
Indiana

John W. Querfeld

Director
Illinois

 

Purpose

  • To formulate and recommend policies and to oversee the implementation of adopted policies relating to activities conducted for organizational purposes, including but not limited to such policies as do not properly come within the scope of any other national commission;
  • To review and give guidance to the necessary administrative operations of the National Headquarters;
  • To recommend policies and procedures relating to trophies and awards given by the National Organization in connection with American Legion activities;
  • To act on all nominations for The American Legion Distinguished Service Medal and report recommendations to the National Executive Committee;
  • To be responsible for the contents of the Manual of Ceremonies, promotion of the use of the Manual, the proper wearing of uniforms, caps, regalia, official badges, etc.;
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee.

 

Internal Affairs committees:

 

Constitution & By-Laws Committee
Vincent M. Gaughan, Illinois, Chairman

Purpose

  • To study and make proper recommendations concerning all matters pertaining to the Constitution  &By-Laws and all matters pertaining to the Uniform Code of Procedure for the Organization of National Conventions of The American Legion;
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee.

 

Membership & Post Activities Committee
Randy Goodman, Georgia, Chairman

Purpose

  • To formulate and recommend policies and to oversee the implementation of adopted policies relating to the enrollment of members, the collection of dues, the functioning of department, posts and intermediate levels in a manner to attract and retain members, and the development of leadership training and promotional activities necessary to the foregoing;
  • To develop and execute a multiyear membership and Post procurement plan which shall be approved by the National Executive Committee (The NEC shall be updated on the plan’s progress at least once per year (May 2012 NEC));
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee.

 

National Convention Resolutions Assignment Committee
Henry P. Bradley, Massachusetts, Chairman

Purpose

  • To meet as needed prior to the National Convention to receive and consider germane and appropriate resolutions;
  • To transmit appropriate and germane resolutions with or without recommendation to the appropriate Convention Committee;
  • To return, through the Secretary of the National Convention, to the source inappropriate or non-germane resolutions that may be resubmitted, when corrected, to the National Executive Committee or National Convention by the originator. Inappropriate or non-germane resolutions include, but are not limited to:  Convention resolutions (1) containing more than one subject, (2) calling for or requiring the expenditure of funds, (3) containing personal attacks or derogatory characterizations, (4) outside the purview, (5) not pertinent or inappropriate for action by the National Convention or (6) unclear and undocumented. Deficient resolutions, once corrected, in order to be reconsidered, need to be resubmitted to the National Convention or National Executive Committee as provided in the National Constitution and By-Laws. Questions about resolutions should be reviewed with the National Adjutant as secretary of the convention. Other national officers or staff may be involved, as appropriate;
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee.

100th Anniversary Observance Committee
David K. Rehbein, Iowa, Chairman

Coordinates and recommends plans of action surrounding the Legion's Centennial Celebration in 2018 and 2019.

American Legion Riders Advisory Committee
Robert B. Sussan, Virginia, Chairman

Matters pertaining to the American Legion Riders.

50th Anniversary of Vietnam War Commemorative Committee
James E. Koutz, Indiana, Chairman

75th Anniversary of World War II Commemorative Committee
Fang A. Wong, New York, Chairman

View the 2017 Internal Affairs Commission Report.

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