Presiding officer at membership, officer, and other meetings; the key leadership position of the Detachment; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Detachment, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees; chief Detachment representative in public relations; responsible for formulating and developing programs; appoints appropriate committees for carrying on Detachment business; Responsible for fiscal stability and procedures; Signer on Detachment checking accounts bonded by MCL National; Abides by the by-laws and policies of the Marine Corps League. Only the Commandant signs a contract obligating the Detachment.
Assists and supports the Commandant; Chairs committees as requested by the Commandant; Presides in the absence of the Commandant; Candidate for the office of Commandant at the expiration of terms if he/she wishes.
Chairman of membership (recruiting and retention) programs; Works on, or presides at committees designated by Commandant, Presides in the absence of Senior Vice-Commandant and Commandant.
Render opinions based on policies, by-laws, or precedents of the Detachment; Advise on by-laws and policies of the Marine Corps League; Assure that the Detachment abides by the by-laws of the Detachment and Department.
The immediate past Commandant of the Detachment; May serve as a member of the elected Board of Trustees, Provides a bridge in turnover of administrative functions; Assists incumbent Commandant and officers as directed by Commandant.
Keep accurate minutes of meetings; Prepare and transcribe minutes for a permanent record of the Detachment; Prepare, and assist in the preparation of correspondence and bulletins in conjunction with Commandant and officers; Maintains Detachment records, including membership; Post official notices; Make reports at meetings; Assure that resolutions are maintained as corporate records, sends communications from the Commandant and trustees to the membership, provides notice of meetings to the membership and media.
Perform duties of a spiritual nature; Visit sick members/families and send appropriate cards; Send cards of sympathy in the event of death of a member or member’s family; Provide invocations and services as required; Perform duties as requested by the Commandant; Abide by the ritual of office.
Keep accurate fiscal records; Responsible for banking and financial accounts; Signer on fiscal and banking documents (bonded by MCL National); Maintains Detachment financial records; Pay authorized bills, and assures legitimacy of funds disbursed through budget and/or board of trustees approval; Makes fiscal and financial reports at meetings; Receives dues and forwards dues transmittals; Abides by procedures of Detachment, Department, and National.
Set up meeting rooms, Present the Colors/Lead “Pledge of Allegiance”; Maintain order at meetings; Respond to instruction from the Commandant, Admit members in good standing, or appropriate parties as directed; Abide by the ritual of office.