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CHAIRMAN

 
Earl Simms
BG USA (Ret)
 
 
Key Responsibilities
 
- Serve as the Chief Executive Officer and preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and will be responsible for calling the meetings of the Board of Directors.

- Provide the vision for the organization in conjunction with Board members. Refine the mission and purpose to ensure that it articulates the organization's goals, means, and primary constituents served.

- Provide Bylaws change recommendations to the Membership. It is the board's responsibility to create and review a statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization's goals, means, and primary constituents served.

- Preside over the Biennial Leadership Conference and Membership Meeting.

- Provide oversight of Board Committees except as otherwise provided for by these By-Laws.

- Establishes Councils and Standing Committees with the approval of the Board of Directors and approve the establishment of Committees by the Council Chairmen within their Councils.

- Appoint Board members if vacancies remain following an election, including temporary appointments when vacancies occur through resignation or other circumstances.

- Appoint Chapter Representative to the National Board.

- Ensure effective planning by actively guiding and participating in an overall planning process. Assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.

- Monitor, and strengthen programs and services. The board's responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization's mission and monitor their effectiveness.

- Ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability. Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.

- Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.

- Build and maintain a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically evaluate their performance.

- Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.

- Enhance the organization's public standing and viability. Maintain collaborative and mutually supportive relationships with senior military leaders and other stakeholders to ensure that the Army officer corps specifically, and the Department of Defense in general, are strengthened through active mentoring, professional development, diversity and community engagement.

- If an Executive Director is hired, the Chairman is responsible for entering into appropriate contractual arrangements with the Executive Director. The terms and conditions of such contract shall be subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

In addition to the tasks and status already mentioned, the following areas will be focal points of interest as we
move forward in 2013: 

 -- Begin preparing for the 2014 ROCKS National Training Conference.
 -- Continue to strengthen our relationship with the Army Leadership and other military and civilian entities that complement and support our efforts.