Responsible for teaching and protecting the cardinal principles of the American Legion throughout the entire Post; supervision of the duties of all other officers of the Post; that no worthy comrade is turned away without full justice. More than the presiding officer for meetings, the Commander is guided by the Constitution and by the decisions of the Post as a body and is responsible for the success of the year’s program, initiate and carry through the programs to completion. The Post Commander is an ex-officio member (by virtue of office) of the Home Corporation Board. The Commander when present at board meetings will act a moderator using the agenda set forth by the board. In addition the commander is responsible for publication of the Post newsletter; the commander can delegate the activity to another Post member.
Primary assignment to be familiar with the ceremonial protocol of regular meetings. Conducts meetings in the absence of the Commander, prepares meaningful and fruitful agendas. The 1st Vice Commander must be ready to fill in for the Commander upon a moment’s notice.
Assists the Commander with all duties. Particularly responsible for patriotic observances of all kinds, developing Post activities, and the entertainment features which mark all meetings. Helps to observe tolerance among members on all political, religious, and civic matters. The applications of justice are of particular concern.
Assists the Commander with all duties. In particularly the pursuit of "Justice," the Third Vice Commander will be concerned with the welfare of all fellow veterans, and will be interested in the work of the veterans’ affairs and rehabilitation committee. The Third Vice Commander plays a dual role of fun and serious, which so typifies The American Legion.
The Adjutant serves as the secretary and "Executive Officer or First Sergeant" of the organization. The Adjutant is the Personnel Officer, the intimate contact with the individual post member, maintains the membership records, minutes of meetings, checks up and assists the work of the other officers and committees, and publishes official orders, announcements and instructions.
The keeper of the monies and the financial policy of the Post. In charge of the year’s budget and the payment of all obligations when proper authorization has been given for such payment. Serves as chair of the finance committee and is in charge of all receiving and disbursing of Post funds.
Responsible for the spiritual leadership of the Post and has close confidence with the Commander and the other officers of the Post, and attends all meetings of the Post. Takes part in the initiation of new members, the dedication of halls, monuments of colors, and the funeral services for a comrade.
The Sergeant-At-Arms is the sentinel and the outer guard of the Post. Identify and introduce to the Commander all visiting comrades and guests of the Post. Responsible that no one shall remain a stranger in our midst. Be ready at all times to assist the Commander. Into your hands is given the charge of the stand of colors, which you will properly display, at all Post meetings and on ceremonial occasions.
The historian is responsible for Post history.