The American Legion of Montana
Chairman: Jeff Holmes
Constitutional Essays are to be completed and mailed to the Chairman no later than March 1, 2017 and the Government Surveys no later than April 15, 2017. Remember to also send the Post participation questionnaire as well.
The Education and Training Committee is relatively new on the Montana Legion scene. Our primary interest is to encourage and provide training for legionaries in the posts across the state. Frankly, this task has only begun. Legionnaires or other interested parties are assured that the committee will listen to positive suggestions on how best to establish a viable training program. Outreach is difficult considering the geography of Montana, i.e. travel expenses preclude the opportunity for most face to face training experiences. Technology will have to be the answer and that is a road that the committee has unfortunately only begun to walk.
All facets of the Legion experience warrant training if the legion is to grow and prosper. Legionnaires that may have an interest in helping the committee or perhaps being appointed to the committee should contact the Chairman or the Adjutant for the Department.
A second task for the ETC concerns outreach to schools in Montana. Programs which are offered for school participation are:
Both of these contests offer scholarship awards for the winning contestants. Awards are offered at both the post (local) level and for the winner at the state level. These are American Legion contests which the schools may choose to participate in; the Legion will pick the winners.
The ETC also has responsibility for assisting veterans enrolled in ROTC that may need emergency funds.
The ROTC Commander may contact the legion and request emergency funds. The Commander's word is accepted and funds up to $500 can be provided quickly and without extensive paperwork. At present the ROTC program at the University of Montana is the only program in the state that is participating. The ETC will once again offer such assistance to the Army and Air Force programs at MSU.
Education & Training News
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