Department of Florida

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October 2022

“How does a National Appointment work.”

We have National Commission and Committee Recommendations to consider.

NEC Guidelines are as follows: (just some, NOT all)

Appointments do not belong to the Department; they belong to the National Organization.

Consequently, recommendations for appointment are just that, recommendations. The National Commander may appoint whomever he or she desires, with the consent of the NEC, and call upon whomever they want for a recommendation.

If you do not have a current appointment on a committee or commission, you cannot recommend an appointment to that committee or commission.

If you have a person with a current appointment and they cannot travel anymore for whatever reason, you should consider replacing them for the GOOD of the LEGION.

Read the following:

  1. Charter of The American Legion, National Constitution and By-laws (revised Oct 2019)
  2. Rules of the National Executive Committee of The American Legion (revised Oct 14-15, 2020)
  3. Uniform Code of Procedure for The Organization of National Conventions of The American Legion (revised May 10-11, 2017)

Thank you All for letting me serve as your NEC for the Department of Florida.

Please, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions come to talk to me.

Also looking forward to the Department Fall Conference on November 18-20, 2022

If you have any questions, call 352-226-4370 or email me at

Jim Ramos
National Executive Committee Member

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