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Special Archives Publication
US ARMY REGIMENTAL SYSTEM
FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD
St. Francis Barracks
St. Augustine, Florida
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF. MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANTGENERAL
POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
These Special Archives Publications are produced as a service to Florida communities,
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and state governmental agencies which find the information contained therein of use or
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At present, only a very limited number of copies of these publications are.produced.
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available to Florida citizens for use either in the libraries or on interlibrary
loan, subject to each library's regulations. An asterisk (*) indicates libraries
that are obligated to give interlibrary loan service. Requests should be
directed to the nearest depository.
Bay Vista Campus Library (1982) *State Library of Florida (1968)
Documents Department Documents Section
Florida International University R. A. Gray Building
North Miami, Florida 33181 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
Brevard County Library System (1968) Stetson University (1968)
308 Forrest Avenue Dupont-Ball Library
Cocoa, Florida 32922-7781 Deland, Florida 32720-3769
Broward County Division of Libraries (1968) Jacksonville University (1968)
100 South Andrews Avenue Carl S. Swisher Library
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 University Blvd., North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
*Central Florida Regional Lib. System (1972)
15 Southeast Osceola Avenue *Tampa-Hillsborough County (1968)
Ocala, Florida 32671 Public Library System
900 North Ashley Street
*Florida Atlantic University (1968) Tampa, Florida 33602
P. O. Box 3092 *University of Central Florida (1968)
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Library
Post Office Box 25000
*Florida International University (1971) Orlando, Florida 32816-0666
Tamiami Campus Library Tamiami Trail *University of Florida Library (1968)
Miami, Florida 33199 Documents Department
Gainesville, Florida 32611
*Florida State University Library (1968)
Documents Maps Division *University of Miami Library (1968)
Tallahassee, Florida 32306 Gov't Publications
P.O. Box 248214
*Jacksonville Public Libraries (1968) Coral Gables, Florida 33124
122 North Ocean Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-3374 *University of North Florida Library
Documents Division (1971)
Lee County Library System (1991) Post Office Box 17605
2025 Lee Street Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3989
*University of South Florida (1968)
*Miami-Dade Public Library System (1968) Library Special Collections
101 West Flagler Street 4204 Fowler Avenue
Miami, Florida 33130-1523 Tampa, Florida 33620
Northwest Regional Library System (1968) University of West Florida (1968)
25 West Government Street Documents John Pace Library
Panama City, Florida 32402 Pensacola, Florida 32514- 5750
Orange County Library District (1968) Volusia County Library Center (1990)
101 East Central Boulevard City Island
Orlando, Florida 32801 Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
St. Petersburg Public Library (1968) West Palm Beach Public Library (1968)
3748 Ninth Avenue, North 100 Clematis
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
US ARMY REGIMENTAL SYSTEM
On the 18th of May, 1988, the Florida National Guard officially
adopted and implemented the US Army Regimental System. A general
order has been issued and a detailed instructional memo is to
follow. Each regiment will receive official appointments for its
honorary officers, should establish a not-for-profit regimental
association to support regimental activities (if one does not yet
exist) and then each will be assigned a regimental headquarters
at the armory of a presently serving unit of their respective
For additional information, please contact the Office of the
Adjutant General, State Arsenal, P.O. Box 1008, St. Augustine,
Florida 32085; (904) 824-8461.
US Army Regimental System (National Guard)
FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD REGULATION; IMPLEMENTATION; US ARMY
REGIMENTAL SYSTEM (ARNG)
Florida National Guard
St. Augustine, FI
In compliance with National Guard Regulation 600-82, the US Army
Regimental System (Army National Guard) is hereby officially
established for members of the Florida Army National Guard. This
regulation governs the US Army Regimental System (Army National
Guard, USARS-ARNG) which includes ARNG combat arms, combat
support, combat service support and special branch units and
personnel. At present, five combat arms regiments are allowed to
Florida; the 124TH INFANTRY, 116TH FIELD ARTILLERY, 111TH
AVIATION, 153RD CAVALRY, and the 265TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY
REGIMENTS. The CORPS OF ENGINEERS, although a combat arm, is
organized as a whole branch regiment. Regiments within the combat
support, combat service support and special branches are
implemented under the US Army Regimental System as follows:
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S CORPS, ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT REGIMENT,
CHAPLIN CORPS, CHEMICAL CORPS, FINANCE CORPS, JUDGE ADVOCATE
GENERAL'S CORPS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CORPS, MILITARY POLICE
CORPS, ORDNANCE CORPS, QUARTERMASTER CORPS, SIGNAL CORPS,
TRANSPORTATION CORPS. (List-of regimental headquarters for
combat support and combat service support branches attached)
a. The purpose of the US Army Regimental System is to enhance
combat effectiveness through a framework that provides the
opportunity for regimental affilliation, developed loyalty and
commitment, fosters an extended sense of belonging, improves unit
esprit and institutionalizes the informal regimental system used
by the ARNG since 1959.
b. Unit esprit de corps and unit cohesion are essential
characteristics of an effective fighting organization. Military
history has demonstrated that units with high esprit, a sense of
tradition and pride in past achievements perform well in combat.
Since the 17th century, the regiment has been the primary
tactical unit of the National Guard. The regiment has its roots
in particular communities or geographical areas within the
states. The regiment has been not only the repository for
history and tradition, it also serves as the basic personnel
c. Prior to 1959, a National Guardsman could spend his entire
military career with a particular regiment. The Army
reorganizations in 1959 and later, replaced regiments with battle
groups and battalions. The Combat Arms Regimental System was
created as a framework for battalions to continue their identity
and affiliation to their parent regiment without restricting
changes in the force structure.
a. The National Guard Bureau (NGB-PAH) is responsible for
USARS-ARNG. NGB-PAH will maintain the list of regiments
participating in USARS-ARNG and will coordinate ARNG
participation with. the combat service, combat service support and
special branches. NGB retains control of combat arms regimental
headquarters until released to the state upon written request of
the Adjutant General.
b. The State Adjutant General is responsible for implementing
USARS-ARNG in his state. The State Adjutant General appoints the
Honorary Colonel, Adjutant, and Honorary Regimental Sergeant
Major for each regiment in the state. The State Adjutant General
also designates the location of the regimental headquarters.
c. The Military Personnel Officer establishes policies and
implementation procedures concerning USARS-ARNG. The MILPO is
the state point of contact for the Engineer, combat support,
combat service support and special branch regimental/corps
headquarters in matters relating to regimental affiliation.
a. Each soldier will chose his regiment of affiliation. Combat
arms soldiers will affiliate with a COMBAT ARMS REGIMENT assigned
to the ARNG of the state. A combat arms soldier presently
serving with a designated, officially allowed regiment, will
normally select to affiliate with that regiment although this is
not mandatory. A combat arms soldier not serving in a regiment,
or not serving in the regiment with which he wishes to associate,
will affi lliate with a regiment of his choice provided that he
has served previously in that regiment. Engineer soldiers will
affiliate with the CORPS OF ENGINEERS. Special Forces soldiers
may affiliate with the 1ST SPECIAL FORCES REGIMENT. Combat
support, combat service support and special branch soldiers will
affiliate with their corps/regiment: ADJUTANT GENERAL'S CORPS,
ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT REGIMENT, CHAPLIN CORPS, CHEMICAL CORPS,
FINANCE CORPS, JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S CORPS, MILITARY
INTELLIGENCE CORPS, MILITARY POLICE CORPS, ORDNANCE CORPS,
QUARTERMASTER CORPS, SIGNAL CORPS, AND TRANSPORTATION CORPS.
b. Regimental affiliation will be entered in pencil in block 4,
DA Form 2-1. Sample entries include "Affiliated Regiment- 124th
Infantry" or Affiliated Regiment- Quartermaster Corps."
c. Regimental affiliation may be changed. If a soldier changes
branches, he or she should affiliate with the regiment or corps
of their respective branch. ARNG combat arms personnel who
transfer to the National Guard of another state or component
normally cannot remain affiliated to their regiment unless
authorized by the TAG or commander.
d. When assigned to troop duty, personnel affiliated with a
particular regiment, should serve in a battalion of that regiment
whenever possible. Coordination of the assignment of affiliated
personnel will be coordinated by the State Adjutant General.
e. Affiliated personnel will wear the regimental distinctive
unit insignia (DUI) over the right pocket of the Army green and
blue Uniforms and on the right lapels of the white and blue mess
uniforms. All members of the Regimental Staff are authorized to
wear the regimental distinctive unit insignia and all other
authorized regimental accoutrements.
f. Each enlisted soldier will be issued a regimental DUI on a
one time basis. Officers will purchase their regimental DUI.
g. All members of the combat arms regiments will wear regimental
branch of service insignia IAW AR 670-1. The Regimental Adjutant
will coordinate the purchase of regimental branch insignia for
officers of the regiment. Expenditure of government funds is not
authorized for the purchase of officer branch of service
insignia. Regimental branch of service insignia for enlisted
personnel will be ordered from the USPFO. Each enlisted soldier
will be issued one insignia. USPFO's will order insignia from
certified manufacturers who will use government dies available
from the Institute of Heraldry.
h. Affil iated personnel will wear the regimental branch of
service insignia on the Army green, white and blue uniforms while
affiliated with the regiment. Officers detailed to General
Staff, National Guard Bureau and Inspector General assignments
will wear the insignia of detail.
i. Correspondence dealing with USARS-ARNG and with history and
heraldic matters should be addressed to Chief, National Guard
Bureau, ATTN; NGB-PAH, 5600 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA
US Army Regimental System (Army National Guard)
REGIMENTAL SYSTEM; NECESSARY PUBLICATIONS
Copies of the following official publications should be provided
all unit commanders and to the Honorary Regimental Staff.
AR 670-1 Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia.
NGR 870-20 Army National Guard Museums and Historical
AR 220-5 Designation, Classification and Changes in Status of
AR 672-5 Military Awards
AR 840-10 Flags, Guidons, Streamers, Tabards, and Automobile
and Aircraft Plates.
AR 870-5 Military History: Responsibilities, policies and
DA Pam 350-2 Developing and Maintaining Unit Cohesion.
DA Pam 870-2 The Military Historian in the Field.
CMH Pub 70-3 A Guide to the'Srudy and Use of Military History.
NGR 10-1 Organization and Federal Recognition of ARNG.
NGR 340-1 Maintenance and Disposition of Records.
NGR 600-82 US Army Regimental System (ARNG)
NGR 870-5 Military History: Responsibilities, Policies and
Adjutant General's Corps Commandant
Adjutant General School
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN 46216-5530
Army Medical Department Commander
Regiment US Army Medical Department Regiment
Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234-6100
Chaplain Corps Office, Chief of Chaplains
Washington, DC 20310-2700
Chemical Corps Commandant
US Army Chemical School
Ft. McClellan, AL 36205-5020
Corps of Engineers Commandant
US Army Engineer School
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060
Finance Corps Commander
US Army Soldier Support Center
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN 46216-5640
Judge Advocate General's Corps Office, The Judge Advocate General
Washington, DC 20310-2206
Military Intelligence Corps Commander
US Army Intelligence Center and' School
Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85613-7000
Military Police Corps Commandant
US Army Military Police School
Ft. McClellan, AL 36205-5030
Ordnance Corps Office, Chief of Ordnance
US Army Ordnance Center
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5201
Quartermaster Corps Commander
US Army Quartermaster Center
Ft. Lee, VA 23801-5032
Signal Corps Commander
US Army Signal Center
SFt. Gordon, GA 30905-5300
Transportation Corps Commander
US Army Transportation School
Ft. Eustis, VA 23604-5407
US Army Regimental System (Army National Guard)
HONORARY REGIMENTAL STAFF
a. An Honorary regimental staff will be appointed for each
combat arms regiment assigned to the state. The HONORARY
REGIMENTAL STAFF consists of an HONORARY COLONEL, REGIMENTAL
ADJUTANT, HISTORIAN, HONORARY REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR.
I. HONORARY COLONEL
The HONORARY COLONEL will be a retired general officer, colonel
or lieutenant colonel who has served in the regiment to which he
will be appointed. The HONORARY COLONEL is appointed by TAG for a
three year period.
a. The HONORARY COLONEL is the symbolic head of the regiment and
is the custodian of regimental heritage and traditions. He acts
as a link between all elements of the regimental family (to
include regimental veterans organizations) to promote esprit de
corps throughout the regiment. The HONORARY COLONEL may also
serve as the president of the regimental association.
b. The HONORARY COLONEL provides advice to battalion commanders
concerning regimental matters. As ceremonial head of the
regiment, he represents the regiment at various military and
civic functions. The HONORARY COLONEL also chairs regimental
committees. He performs his duties via correspondence and
c. Although the HONORARY COLONEL is not in the military chain of
command, he can assist battalion commanders with advice
concerning history, customs, esprit de corps and public affairs.
d. The HONORARY COLONEL directs the activities of the Regimental
Adjutant, Historian, and Honorary Regimental Sergeant Major. He
serves without pay, but may be reimbursed for official travel in
connection with his duties when authorized by the Adjutant
General and if sufficient Federal funds are available.
II. REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT.
The REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT will be a retired officer who has served
in the regiment. He is appointed by TAG for a three year period.
a. The REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT is responsible for maintaining the
regimental roster, which will list an individual's assignment to
the regiment, assignment to extra-regimental duties, and transfer
from the regiment. The REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT will coordinate his
activities with the battalion adjutants of the regiment. The
REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT is encouraged to publish a regimental
III. HONORARY REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
The HONORARY REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR will be a retired command
sergeant major or sergeant major who has served in the regiment.
He will be appointed by TAG for a three year period.
a. The HONORARY REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR assists the Honorary
Colonel in matters concerning esprit de corps, traditions and
enlisted affairs. The HONORARY REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
coordinates his activities with the Honorary Colonel and the
sergeants major of the active battalions.
IV. REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN.
The HONORARY COLONEL will appoint a REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN who will
normally, but not necessarily, be a retired officer who has
served in the regiment and has expertise or an interest in
a. The REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN is responsible for regimental
historical matters such as information pertaining to Lineage and
Honors Certificates, Traditional Designation Certificates, Unit
Day Certificates, and other historical matters and operation of
the regimental museum if one is established. (Regimental museums
will register as ARNG historical holdings IAW NGR 870-20).
b. Each REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN should prepare and publish a
regimental history which will serve as a basis for indoctrinating
new members of the regiment and as a means of documenting the
history of the regiment in times of peace and war.
c. The REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN will assist the Regimental Adjutant
with the publication of the regimental newsletter.
d. The REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN will be the custodian of all
regimental property such as colors, uniforms, portraits, books,
prints, photographs, artifacts and other historical properties.
The historian will ensure that all regimental property is
annually inventoried and maintained.
Certificates of appointment for the HONORARY COLONEL, ADJUTANT,
REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR And HISTORIAN are available from
NGB-PAH. State orders appointing the HONORARY REGIMENTAL STAFF
should be forwarded to NGB-PAH.
Each regimental headquarters is authorized a regimental color.
Colors should be ordered through the USPFO.
V. DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT.
a. Each regiment may appoint a number of DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS
OF THE REGIMENT (DMOR).
b. Former members of the regiment who have distinguished
themselves in military or civilian pursuits or individuals who
were in the chain of command above the regiment are eligible for
appointment as DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT.
c. Certificates for DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT are
available from the NGB-PAH.
HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT
a. Each regiment may appoint a number of HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE
b. HONORARY MEMBERS may be military personnel (who
are not affiliated with the regiment) or civilians who have
assisted or supported the activities of the regiment in such
areas as recruiting, employer-support, community relations, etc.
c. Certificates for HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT are
available from NGB-PAH.
IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SPECIAL PLACE
IN REGIMENTAL CONTINUITY,
TRADITION AND ESPRIT DE CORPS
By Order of the Secretary of the Army
is granted and assigned the distinction. of
18 May 1989
FROM: Exec. Asst., R. Hawk
RE: Phase Two; Establishment of US Army
Regimental System, Florida National Guard,
Pursuiant NGB Directives
Florida established the Regimental System by TAG General Order in
May 1988. A suggested process for implementing Phase Two is
I. STATE-WIDE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION
CONCERNING THE US ARMY REGIMENTAL SYSTEM
In the spring of 1988, I prepared a publication detailing the
regimental system for state-wide distribution. I had it approved
by NGB and TAG but am not aware that it, in fact, received
distribution of any kind beyond selected individuals in state
headquarters. (Copy attached).
a. I would suggest this information be produced in small, pocket
pamphlet form for distribution to all present and future members
of the Florida Army National Guard.
b. Newly obtained information concerning the assigned regimental
headquarters, contact persons and honorary officers be added to
c. The sample not-for-profit association charter be upgraded to
be consistent with new IRS regulations and included in the
II. HONORARY OFFICERS
a. Those not yet assigned to be selected and appointed at the
as soon as possible.
b. Certificates for the new officers to be prepared and
presented with appropriate ceremony at some time in the near
c. In addition to the unit contact person, an individual at
State Headquarters be assigned to assist in communications with
all honorary officers. (Federal Regulations allow funds to be
expended on the activities of the honorary officers)
III. DESIGNATED REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS SUPPORT UNITS
a. Each designated regimental headquarters support unit and
contact person should receive official notification of their
assignment and associated responsibilities.
b. An individual or office at State Headquarters be designated
as responsible for supporting the five regiments in all their
assigned tasks. This individual should personally visit each
designated regimental headquarters, providing information and
suggestions for the successful operation and perpetuation of the
regimental system. I recommend myself for this function.
c. The designated regimental headquarters will become the
official repository of all records, flags, historical artifacts
and other materials associated with their assigned regiments.
ADDENDUM: GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES; REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS
Below is an outline of the nature and type of responsibilities
and activities associated with the function of regimental
headquarters under the US Army Regimental System.
I. ACTIVE REGIMENT
a. To distribute information, coordinate obtaining regimental
insignia, and serve as a general source for information on the
regimental system for the actively serving members of the
b. To maintain communications between regimental headquarters
and currently serving members of the regiment.
c. Sponsor and/or support special activities and ceremonies
associated with the active regiment.
II. REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
a. Provide record-keeping and -personnel services and
administrative support for the regimental association.
b. Serve as a repository for all historical records, flags,
artifacts and other materials associated with the regiment; past,
present and future.
c. Assist the regimental historian in developing and maintaining
the historical records of the regiment and in publishing both
special topic articles and general histories of the regiment.
d. Help in locating and maintaining contact with all retired or
separated individuals who have served with the regiment.
a. Sponsor regimental special events; dinners, memorial
services, retirement and enlistment dedications and NCO/OCS
b. Publish a periodic newsletter for all members of the
regiment; active and retired.
c. If one does not already exist, provide administrative support
for the establishment of a not-for-profit regimental association.
d. Help provide information and other services to all who would
ep&an and commemorate the regiment to the publ ic and the active
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
Enclosed is an example of a not-for-profit regimental association
charter, in this instance, the one adopted by the 124th Infantry
Regiment at its May 1988 reunion. (A set of by-laws can be
written at a later time). A charter like this should be composed
and filed with the Florida Department of State, Corporations
Division. Every regiment needs such an association, separate
from the active military (but including members from the serving
unit) to handle donations, reunions, membership, museums,
libraries, capital fundraising, and all those similar tasks that
are difficult, or impossible, for an active government-related
organization to accomplish.
"partmPnt of tate
I certify that the attached is a true and correct copy of the
Articles of Incorporation of 124TH INFANTRY REGIMENTAL
ASSOCIATION, INC., a corporation organized under the Laws of the
S State of Florida, filed on May 24, 1988, as shown by the records of Q
The document number of this corporation is N26570.
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124TH INFANTRY REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION, INC.
(a Not-For-Profit Corporation)
The undersigned, for the purpose of forming a corpo-
ration not-for-profit pursuant to Chapter 617, Florida Statutes,
does hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:
The name of the Corporation is: 124TH INFANTRY
REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION, INC.
The duration of the Corporation is perpetual.
Said Corporation is. incorporated as a Corporation
not-for-profit under the provisions of Chapter 617, Florida
The purposes and objects for which the Corporation is
organized are the following:
A. To celebrate, uphold, enhance, perpetuate and
transmit to future generations, the honor, history, and
traditions of the 124TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL
GUARD, and its predecessor Florida Militia formations in times of
both war and peace.
B. To give occasion for enhancing and re-experiencing
the comradship and personal associations of all who serve or who
have served with the 124TH INFANTRY REGIMENT.
C. To assist the current leadership in maintaining a
high state of morale, unit consciousness and esprit de corps in
the active units of the Regiment.
D. To present and interpret the history and traditions
of the 124TH INFANTRY REGIMENT: to establish and maintain a
library, museum, and documents archive; to locate and collect any
material which may help illustrate and enhance the history and
traditions of the Regiment.
E. To provide for the preservation of such material
and its accessibility to all who wish to examine or study it, and
to prepare and publish special.studies, histories and archival
compendiums relating to the history and traditions of the 124TH
F. To support a variety of activities relating to the
public promulgation and dissimination of information associated
with the history and traditions of the 124TH INFANTRY REGIMENT.
G. To issue citations of merit and bestow medals or
other acknowledgments of distinction upon persons, firms, asso-
ciations, institutions, and public or private corporations deemed
worthy of such recognition.
H. To do such other things as are incidental to the
purposes of the Corporation or necessary or desirable in order to
The Corporation will have one or more classes of
members. The designation of such classes and the qualifications,
rights and method of acceptance of members of each class, shall
be as specified in the by-laws. The by-laws may provide for the
suspension or expulsion of a member.
The street address of the initial Registered Office of
the Corporation is: 81 King Street, Suite A, St. Augustine,
Florida 32084, and the name of its initial Registered Agent at
that address is JOHN L. WHITEMAN,
The number of Directors constituting the initial Board
of Directors is four (4). The number of Directors may be
increased or decreased from time to time in accordance with the
by-laws but shall never be less that four (4). The name and
address of each initial Director of the Corporation is as
ROBERT HAWK RUSSELL E. GROOMS
82 Marine Street 1605 Talbot Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084 Jacksonville, FL 32205-8464
RAYMOND A. RUBY DAVID R. HAWORTH
9806 Sunset Drive 8811 Sanchez Road
Jacksonville, FL 32208 Jacksonville, FL 32217
The name and address of each' Incorporator is as
JOHN L. WHITEMAN
81 King Street, Suite A
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
This Corporation shall never have or issue shares of
stock and no part of the income of the Corporation shall be
distributable or distributed to its member or members, directors
The Corporation is hereby empowered to accept gifts and
bequests of money, securities or other property for the endowment
of its purposes or objectives and to hold the same in trust, or
otherwise, in accordance with the instructions of the donor, and
to invest and reinvest the same and to employ the interest and
income from such investments, as well as the principal, for its
purposes or objectives; to acquire, hold, sell, convey, mortgage,
or otherwise manage and dispose of real and personal property.
The Corporation reserves the right to amend or repeal
any provisions contained in these Articles of Incorporation or
any amendment to them, and any right conferred upon the members
is subject to this reservation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has signed these
Articles of Incorporation on this I day of /(l^ 1988.
JOHN L. WHITEMAN .
STATE OF FLORIDA f
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS -
On this J] day of/ 1987, ~-fEore me
personally appeared b,( Lt e, ,k to me knew o be
the same person described in, -and who executed the cexe4ing
Articles of Incorporation, and he acknowledged that he executed
Witness my hand and official seal this /y^3 day of
State of Florida at Large
My Commission Expires:U-s : /q4c
ACCEPTANCE BY REGISTERED AGENT
The undersigned hereby accepts the appointment as
Registered Agent of 124TH INFANTRY REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION, INC.,
which is contained in the foregoing Articles of Incorporation.
DATED this -Ml day of f/yA 1988.
Ji L R ---
JaQ1IN L. WHITEMAN