36 U.S. Code § 22704 - Governing body

(a) Delegates to National Conventions.— Each post may elect delegates to national conventions of the corporation. The delegates each have one vote in the conduct of business of the convention to which they are elected.
(b) Executive Committee.— The executive committee of the corporation consists of—
(1) one member elected to represent each department; and
(2) the officers of the corporation as ex officio members.
(c) Officers.—
(1) The officers of the corporation are a national commander, two national vice commanders, a finance officer, a judge advocate, a chaplain, six national district commanders, and a provost marshal.
(2) The officers shall be elected by the delegates at the annual national convention.
(d) Nondiscrimination.— The requirements for holding office in the corporation may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Source

(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1307; Pub. L. 107–241, § 1(b),Oct. 16, 2002, 116 Stat. 1496.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
22704(a)
36:67f(1) (last sentence).
July 23, 1947, ch. 298, §§ 5(3), 7(1) (last sentence), (2), 13, 61 Stat. 406, 407, 408.
22704(b)
36:67d(3).
36:67f(2).
22704(c)
36:67l.
22704(d)
36:67e (words after 3d comma related to discrimination in holding office).
July 23, 1947, ch. 298, § 6 (words after 3d comma related to discrimination in holding office), 61 Stat. 407; Dec. 28, 1950, ch. 1178, 64 Stat. 1122; July 26, 1955, ch. 383, 69 Stat. 375; Sept. 14, 1966, Pub. L. 89–576, 80 Stat. 772; Aug. 15, 1977, Pub. L. 95–98, § 1(b)(2), 91 Stat. 830; May 31, 1984, Pub. L. 98–304, 98 Stat. 220.

In subsection (b), the text of 36:67d(3) is omitted as obsolete.
In subsection (c), the words “each official delegate casting one vote” are omitted as unnecessary because of subsection (a) of this section.
Amendments

2002—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 107–241substituted “two national vice commanders, a finance officer, a judge advocate, a chaplain, six national district commanders,” for “seven national vice commanders, one of whom shall be a woman, a finance officer, an adjutant, a judge advocate,”.

 

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