Post Adjutant   William B. warren Sr. 
The adjutant holds the same relative position in the post as the secretary of any other organized body—and alittle more—the office serves as the “first sergeant” of the company. Post activities revolve around the adjutant.Most posts find it wise to retain a good adjutant in office over a period of years. The adjutant may well be regarded Most posts find it wise to retain a good adjutant in office over a period of years. The adjutant may well be regarded as the “continuity person” in the post. While the commander’s duties are largely inspirational and executive, an adjutant’s duties are administrative. The commander navigates the ship, but the adjutant is the engineer who runs the ship’s machinery. 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. All post records should be in the adjutant’s custody; for ready access to all sources of information, and it is to his/her interest to develop a comprehensive filing system. The adjutant is primarily concerned with ways and means and, by virtue of a key position, can add effectiveness to all post activities. The office involves a great deal of  work, and it is urgently recommended that some degree of compensation be paid the adjutant, particularly in large posts as the “continuity  person” in the post. While the commander’s duties are largely inspirational and executive, an adjutant’s duties are administrative. The commander navigates the ship, but the adjutant is the engineer who runs the ship’s machinery. 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. All post records should be in the adjutant’s custody; for ready access to all sources of information, and it is to his/her interest to develop a comprehensive filing system. The Adjutant shall have charge of and keep a full and correct record of all proceedings of all meetings, keep such records as the Department and National organizations may require, render reports of membership annually or when called upon at a meeting, and under the direction of the commander handle all correspondence of the post. He/She keeps the membership records, minutes of meetings, prepares a list of unfinished matters from the minutes of the previous meeting for inclusion in the commander's agenda, checks up, and assists the work of the other officers and committees,  and publishes monthly news letters, official orders, announcements and instructions. All post records shall be at his/her finger-tips; he/she needs ready access to all sources of information, and should develop and maintain a comprehensive tiling system. The Adjutant is primarily concerned with ways and means, his/her office involves a great deal of work, and some degree of compensation should be paid to him/her. The Post Adjutant must be covered by adequate bond, and in all matters relating to finance, should carry on his/her work in close correlation with the finance officer.  
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