TOWSON POST #22

Section 1. Post Commander: It shall be the duty of the Commander to preside at all meetings of the Post, to have general supervision over the business and affairs of the Post and shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Post. The Commander shall appoint committees as necessary to carry out the programs and policies of The American Legion and the Post. The Commander shall be ex-officio member of all committees, with the exception of the Nominating Committee and Elections Committee and shall perform such other duties as may be directed by the Post Membership.

 

Section 2. First Vice Commander: The First Vice Commander shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of Commander in the absence or disability of, or when called upon by, the Commander. The First Vice Commander shall also perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Commander or the Post.

 

Section 3: Second Vice Commander: The Second Vice Commander shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of First Vice Commander in the absence or disability of that officer, or when called upon by the Post Commander. The Second Vice Commander shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Commander or the Post and shall assume and discharge the duties of Commander in the absence or disability of both the Commander and the First Vice Commander.

 

Section 4. Judge Advocate: The Judge Advocate shall advise the Post Membership and Executive Committee on all matters based off of American Legion experience. This includes the 12 interpretation of the Post Constitution and By-Laws. The Judge Advocate ensures the Post receives appropriate legal support in legal matters, and acts as the presiding officer at Post hearings unless recused due to being a party of the hearing (witness/defendant/plaintiff)The Judge Advocate shall perform such other duties as are usually incident to the office, or assigned by the Commander or the Post.

 

Section 5. Post Adjutant: The Adjutant shall have charge of, and keep, a full and correct record of the proceedings of all Post Membership and Executive Committee Meetings. The Adjutant shall also be responsible for the safe keeping of all Minutes, which shall be retained within the Post. Upon request, copies of Minutes shall be distributed to the membership. The Adjutant shall keep such records and send such reports as may be required by the National Organization and the Department. The Adjutant shall ensure the following reports and deadlines are met:

1) Consolidated Post Report, Convention awards submissions, and End of year Reports (Due 1st Friday in June),

2) Certificate of Elections (Due immediately after elections),

3) Post Data Report (due April 15th),

4) Post Inspection Report (due Feb 1st or earlier by schedule),

5) Department Convention Delegate listing (Due NLT 20 days preceding Department Convention). The Adjutant’s duties shall also include handling all correspondence of the Post. They shall be responsible for all membership records and processing. The Adjutant shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Commander or the Post.

 

Section 6. Finance Officer/Treasurer: The Finance Officer/ Treasurer of the Post shall have charge of all finances and see that they are safely deposited in local financial institution(s) and shall report once a month to the Executive Committee and the Post Membership the condition of the finances of the Post, with such recommendations as may deem expedient or necessary for raising funds with which to carry on the activities of the Post. The Finance Officer/Treasurer shall sign all checks disbursing the monies of the Post, unless additional 13 authorized signers are provided in the Post Standing Rules. The Finance Officer/Treasurer shall provide, on behalf of the Post, such crime and fidelity insurance in such sum as shall be fixed by the Executive Committee, subject to approval of the Post Membership.

 

Section 7. Post Historian: The Post Historian shall be charged with keeping the individual records and incidents of the Post and its members and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Commander, or the Post.

 

Section 8. Sergeant-at-Arms: The Sergeant-at-Arms shall maintain and post the colors and preserve order at all meetings; shall verify that each attendee at a Post meeting is admitted in accordance with Article I – Post Executive Committee and Article V – Post Membership Meetings as appropriate. The Sergeant-at Arms shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Commander or the Post.

 

Section 9. Post Chaplain: The Chaplain shall be charged with the spiritual welfare of the Post members and will offer divine, but non-sectarian, service in the event of dedications, funerals, and other public functions. The Chaplain shall also assure that sick, and deceased, members of the Post are paid due respect by the Post as directed by the Executive Committee and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Commander or the Post. 

 

As Revised and Adopted September 1, 2022