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US Army regimental system, Florida National Guard
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FLORIDA



DEPARTMENT OF



MILITARY AFFAIRS













Special Archives Publication
Number

128


US ARMY REGIMENTAL SYSTEM
FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD

State Arsenal
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
32085-1008






These Special Archives Publications are produced as a service to Florida communities,
historians and any other individuals, historical or geneaological societies and both national
and state governmental agencies which find the information contained therein of use or
value. They are automatically distributed to all official Florida State archival records
depositories.

At present, only a very limited number of copies of these publications are.produced.
They are provided to certain state and national historical record depositories and other
public libraries and historical societies at no charge. Any copies remaining are given to
other interested parties on a first come, first served basis.

Information about the series is available from the Historical Services Division, Depart-
ment of Military Affairs, State Arsenal, PO Box 1008, St. Augustine, Florida 32085.



Robert Hawk
Director










FLORIDA STATE DEPOSITORIES


State documents are distributed to the following depository libraries and are
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
Library
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
Documents Section
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
32085-1008










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
regiments.


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)


Headquarters
Florida National Guard
State Arsenal
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)


PURPOSE.

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
organization.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES.

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.


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
22041-5125.








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
Properties

AR 220-5 Designation, Classification and Changes in Status of
Units.

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
Procedures.

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.
Units.

NGR 340-1 Maintenance and Disposition of Records.

NGR 600-82 US Army Regimental System (ARNG)

NGR 870-5 Military History: Responsibilities, Policies and
Procedures.





Adjutant General's Corps Commandant
Adjutant General School
ATIN: ATSG-AGT
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN 46216-5530

Army Medical Department Commander
Regiment US Army Medical Department Regiment
ATIN: HSHA-RAG
Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234-6100

Chaplain Corps Office, Chief of Chaplains
ATTN: DACH-IMZ-A
Washington, DC 20310-2700

Chemical Corps Commandant
US Army Chemical School
ATIN: AIZN-CM-AP
Ft. McClellan, AL 36205-5020

Corps of Engineers Commandant
US Army Engineer School
ATIN: ATZA-EP
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060

Finance Corps Commander
US Army Soldier Support Center
ATIN: ATSG-FSP
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN 46216-5640

Judge Advocate General's Corps Office, The Judge Advocate General
ATTN: DAJA-PT
Washington, DC 20310-2206

Military Intelligence Corps Commander
US Army Intelligence Center and' School
ATTN: ATSI-MI
Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85613-7000

Military Police Corps Commandant
US Army Military Police School
ATIN: ATZN-IP-P
Ft. McClellan, AL 36205-5030
Ordnance Corps Office, Chief of Ordnance
US Army Ordnance Center
ATTN: ATSLO-O-P
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5201

Quartermaster Corps Commander
US Army Quartermaster Center
ATN: ATSM-ACZ-
Ft. Lee, VA 23801-5032

Signal Corps Commander
US Army Signal Center
ATIN: ATZH-POE
SFt. Gordon, GA 30905-5300

Transportation Corps Commander
US Army Transportation School
ATTN: ATSP-OCT
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
personal visits.

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
newsletter.



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
military history.

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.


APPOINTMENT CERTIFICATES
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.


REGIMENTAL COLORS

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
REGIMENT (HMOR).

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
Distinguished Member
of the


REGIMENT










18 May 1989

TO: TAG
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
presented below.


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
the publication.

c. The sample not-for-profit association charter be upgraded to
be consistent with new IRS regulations and included in the
pamphlet.


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
future.

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
regiment.

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.


III. GENERAL

a. Sponsor regimental special events; dinners, memorial
services, retirement and enlistment dedications and NCO/OCS
graduation ceremonies.

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
32085-1008









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
Hthis office.








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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION i

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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:

ARTICLE I

The name of the Corporation is: 124TH INFANTRY

REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION, INC.

ARTICLE II

The duration of the Corporation is perpetual.

ARTICLE III

Said Corporation is. incorporated as a Corporation

not-for-profit under the provisions of Chapter 617, Florida

Statutes.

ARTICLE IV

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
4
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

INFANTRY REGIMENT.

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

accomplish them.

ARTICLE V

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.

ARTICLE VI

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,

ARTICLE VII

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

follows:


ROBERT HAWK RUSSELL E. GROOMS












RAYMOND A. RUBY DAVID R. HAWORTH


ARTICLE VIII

The name and address of each' Incorporator is as

follows:


JOHN L. WHITEMAN


ARTICLE IX

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

or officers.

ARTICLE X

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.










ARTICLE XI
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
the same.

Witness my hand and official seal this /y^3 day of
.198 .


Notary Public
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
Registered Agent




Full Text

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Digitized with the permission of the FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD SOURCE DOCUMENT ADVISORY Digital images were created from printed source documents that , in many cases , were photocopies of original materials held elsewhere . The quality of these copies was often poor . Digital images reflect the poor quality of the source documents. Where possible images have been manipulated to make them as readable as possible . In many cases such manipulation was not possible . Where available, the originals photocopied for publication have been digitized and have been added, separately , to this collection. Searchable text generated from the digital images, subsequently, is also poor . The researcher is advised not to rely solely upon text-search in this collection. RIGHTS & RESTRICTIONS Items collected here were originally published by the Florida National Guard, many as part of its SPECIAL ARCHIVES PUBLICATION series. Contact the Florida National Guard for additional information . The Florida National Guard reserves all rights to content originating with the Guard. DIGITIZATION Titles from the SPECIAL ARCHIVES PUBLICATION series were digitized by the University of Florida in recognition of those serving in Florida's National Guard, many of whom have given their lives in defense of the State and the Nation.

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS Speci;;il Archives Publication Number ._ . 128 US ARMY REGIMENTAL SYSTEM FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD State Arsenal St. Francis Barracks St. Augustine, Florida

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. , ' --.:.~i~? . = ~ ;:,~ . .. { j&:; ; it ~ i: : STATE . OF FLORIDA DEPART~ENTOFMitti~RYAFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT,OENERAL ... . : , : .(" POST OFFICE BOX 1008 STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE 32085-1008 . . ' These Special Archives Publications are produced as a service to Florida communities, histo~ians and any other individuals, historical or geneaological societies and both national and state governmental agencies which find the information contained therein of use or value. They are automatically oistributed to all official Florida State archival records depositories. At present, only a very limited number of copies of these publications are . produced. They are provided to certain state and national historical record deposito_ries and other public libraries and historical societies . at no charge. Any copies remaining are given to other interested parties on a first come ' , first served basis. Information about the series is available from the Historical Services Division, Depart ment of Military Affairs, State Arsenal, \ 0 Box 1008, St. Augustine, F)orida 32085. Robert Hawk Director

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FLORIDA STATS DEPOSITORIBS State document• are diatributed to the following and are available to Florida for use either in the or on interlibrary loan, An (*) that are obligated to give interlibrary loan be directed to the nearest depository. Bay Vista Campus Library (1982) Documents Department Florida International University North Miami, Florida 33181 Brevard County Library system (1968) 308 Forrest Avenue Cocoa, Florida 32922-7781 Broward county Division of Libraries (1968) 100 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 •central Florida Regional Lib. system (1972) 15 Southeast Osceola Avenue Ocala, Florida 32671 *Florida Atlantic Univeraity (1968) Library P. o. Box 3092 Boea Raton, Florida 33431 *Florida International University (1971) Section Tamiami Campus Library Tamiami Trail Miami, Florida 33199 *Florida State Oniveraity Library (1968) Documents Mapa Division Tallahassee, Florida 32306 •Jacksonville Public Libraries (1968) 122 North Ocean Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202-3374 Lee County Library System (1991) 2025 Lee Street Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3989 *Miami-Dade Public Library System (1968) 101 West Flagler Street Miami, Florida 33130-1523 Northwest Regional Library System (1968) 25 West Government Street Panama City, Florida 32402 Orange County Library District (1968) 101 East Central Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32801 St. Petersburg Public Library (1968) 3748 Ninth Avenue, North St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 *State Library of Florida (1968) Section R. A. Gray Building Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250 Stetson Univeraity (1968) Dupont-Ball Library Deland, Florida 32720-3769 Jacksonville University (1968) Carls. Swisher Library Blvd., North Jacksonville, Florida 32211 *Tampa-Hillsborough County (1968) Public Library System 900 North Ashley Street Tampa, Florida 33602 *University of Central Florida (1968) Library Post Office Box 25000 Orlando, Florida 32816-0666 *University of Florida Library (1968) Department Gainesville, Florida 32611 *University of Miami Library (1968) Gov't Publications P.O. Box 248214 coral Gables, Florida 33124 *University of North Documents Division Po~t Office Box 17605 Jacksonville, Florida Florida Library (1971) 32216 *University of South Florida (1968) Library Special Collections 4204 Fowler Avenue Tampa, Florida 33620 University of West Florida (1968) Documents John Pace Library Pensacola, Florida 325145750 Volusia County Library Center (1990) City Island Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 West Palm Beach Public Library (1968) 100 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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,. STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL POST OFFICE BOX 1008 STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE 32085-1008 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 fol low. Each regiment wi I I receive official appointments for its honorary of f i c er s , sh o u I d est ab I i sh a not-for prof i t reg i men ta I association to support regimental activities (if one does not yet exist) and then each wi I I be assigned a regimental headquarters at the armory of a presently serving unit of their respective regiments. For additional information, please contact the Office of the -Adjutant General, State Arsenal, P.O. Box 1008, St. Augustine, FI or i da 32085; ( 904) 824-8461 .

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US Army Regimental System {National Guard) FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD REGULATION: IMPLEMENTATION: US ARMY REGIMENTAL SYSTEM (ARNG) Headquarters Florida National Guard State Arsenal St. Augustine, Fl 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 comba~ arms, combat support, combat service support and special branch units and personnel. At present, five combat arms regiments are alloted 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 th~ US Army Regimental System as fol lows: I 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) PURPOSE. a. The purpose of the US Army Regimental System is to enhance combat effectiveness through a framework that provides the opportunity for regimental atfi I I iation, developes loyalty and co1TTTiitment, fosters an extended sense of belonging, improves unit es~rit 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 organi~ation. Mi I itary history has demonstrated that units with high esprit, a sense of tradition and pride in past achievements perform wel I in combat. Since the 17th century. th~ regiment has been the primary tactical unit of the National Guard. The regiment has its roots in particular corrmunities or geographical areas within the states. The regiment has been not only the repository for history and tradition, it also serves as the b~sic personnel organization. c. Prior to 1959, a National Guardsman could spend his entire

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mi I itary career with a particular regiment. The Army. reorganizations in 1959 and later, replaced regiments with battle groupsand battalions. The Combat Arms Regimental System was created as a framework for battalions to continue their identity and affi I iation to their parent regiment without restricting changes in the force structure. RESPONSIBILITIES. a. The National Guard Bureau (NGB-PAH) is responsible for USARS-ARNG. NGB-PAH wi I I malntain the I ist of regiments participating in USARS-ARNG and wi I I coordinate ARNG participation with. the combat service, combat service support and special branches. NGB retains control of combat arms regimental headquarters unti I 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 Mi I itary Personnel Officer establishes policies and implementation procedures concerning USARS-ARNG. The MILPO the state point of contact for the Engineer, combat support, combat service sucport and special branch reg(mental/corps. head qua r t er s i n matters re I at i n g to reg i men ta I a f f i I i at i on . Regimental Affi I iation. is I a. Each soldier wi I I chose his regiment of affi I iation. Combat arms soldiers wi I I affi I iate with a COMBAT ARMS REGIMENT assigned to the ARNG of the state, A combat arms soldier presently serving with a designated, officially alloted regiment, wi I l normally select to affi I iate 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, w i I I a f f i I I i ate w i th a reg i men t o f h i s ch o i c e prov i de d that he has served previously in that regiment. Engineer soldiers wi I I affi I iate with the CORPS OF ENGINEERS. Special Forces soldiers may aff i I iate with the 1ST SPECIAL FORCES REGIMENT. Combat sucport, combat service support and special branch soldiers wi I affi I iate with their corps/regiment: ADJUTANT GENERAL'S CORPS, ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT REGIMENT, CHAPLIN CORPS, CHEMICAL CORPS, FINANCE CORPS, JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S CORPS, MILITARY INT:LLIGENCE CORPS, MILITARY POLICE CORPS, ORDNANCE CORPS, QUARTERMASTER CORPS, SIGNAL CORPS, AND TRANSPORTATION CORPS. b. Regimental affi I iation wi 11 be entered in penci I in block 4, DA Form 2-1. Sample entries include "Affi I iated Regiment124th Infantry" or Affi I iated RegimentQuartermaster Corps." c. ~egimental affi I iation may be changed. If a soldier changes branches, he or she should atfi I iate with the regiment or corps i .

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of their respective branch. ARNG combat arms personnel who transfer to the National Guard of another state or component normally cannot remain affi I iated to their regiment unless authorized by the TAG or corrrnander. d. When assigned to troop duty, personnel affi I iated w.ith a particular regiment, should serve in a battalion of that regiment whenever possible. Coordination of the assignment of affiliated personnel wi I I be coordinated by the State Adjutant General. e. Affi I iated personnel wi I I wear the regimental distinctive unit insignia (DUI) over the right pocket of the Army green and blue Uniforms and 9n the right lapels of the white and blue mess uniforms. Al I members of the Regimental Staff are authorized to wear the regimental distinctive unit insignia and al I other authorized regimental accoutrements. f. Each enlisted soldier wi I I be issued a regimental DUI on a one time basis. Officers wil I purchase their regimental DUI. g. Al I members of the combat arms regiments wi I I wear regimental branch of service insignia IAW AR 670-1. The Regimental Adjutant wil I 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 wi I I be ordered from the USPFO. Each enlisted soldier wi I I be issued one insignia. USPFO's wil I order. insignia from certified manufacturers who wi I I use government dies available from the Institute of Heraldry. h. Affi I iated personnel wi 11 wear the regimental branch of service insignia on the Army green, white and blue uniforms while affi I iated with the regiment. Officers detailed to General Staff, National Guard Bureau and Inspector General assignments wi I I wear the insignia of detai I. 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, Fal Is Church, VA 22041-5125.

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I US Army Regimental System {Army National Guard) REGIMENTAL SYSTEM; NECESSARY PUBLICATIONS Copies of the fol lowing official publications should be provided al I unit corrmanders and to the Honorary Regimental Staff. AR 670-1 NGR 870-20 Properties AR 220-5 Units. AR 672-5 Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia. Army National Guard Museums and Historical Designation, Classification and Changes in Status of Mi I i tary Awards AR 840-10 Flags, Guidons, Streamers, Tabards, and Automobile and Aircraft Plates. AR 870-5 Procedures. DA Pam 350-2 DA Pam 870-2 CMH Pub 70-3 NGR 10-1 Units. Mi I itary History: Responsibilities, policies and Developing and Maintaining Unit Cohesion. The Mi I itary His't'.or ian in the Field. A Guide to thes~udy and Use of Mi I itary History. Organization and Federal Recognition of ARNG. NGR 340-1 NGR 600-82 Maintenance and Disposition of Records. US Army Regimental System CARNG) NG:=i 870-5 Procedures. Mi I itary His't'.ory: Responsibi I ities, Policies and

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Adjutan~ General's Corps Army Medical Department Regiment Chaplain Corps Chemical Corps CDrps of Engineers Finance Corps Judge AdvocaLe General's Corps ~filitary Intelligence C:Orps ~filitary Police Corps Ordnance Corps Quartennaster Corps Signal Corps Transportation Corps Commandant Adjutant General School Al1N: .ATSG-AGT . Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN 46216-5530 Commander US krrrrf Medical Departm.ent Regiment ATIN: H..~.-RAG Ft. Sam Houston, 1'.X 78234-6100 Office, Qrief of Chaplains ATIN: DACH-00-A Washington, DC 20310-2700 Commandant US Army Chemical School ATIN: .ATZN-01-AP Ft. McClellan, AL 36205-5020 Commandant US Anr.rf Engineer School .ATIN: ATZA-EP Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060 . Commander US Army Soldier Support Center (i.Trn: ATSG-FSP Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN 46216-5640 Office, The Judge .Advocate General ATTN: DAJA-PT Jfashington, DC 20310-2206 Commander US Arrirf Intelligence Cen-cer and School . ATIN: ATSI-MI Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85613-7000 Commandam: US A.JJI'f Military Police School ATrn: ATZ!~-MP-P Ft. McClellan, AL 36205-5030 Office, Chief of Ordnance US Army Ordnance Center ATIN: ATSL0-0-P Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5201 Commander US knirf ~artennaster Center ATIN: ATSM-AC1. Ft. Lee, VA 23801-5032 Commander US Army Signal Center ATrn: ATZH-POE Ft. Gordon, GA 30905-5300 Commander US Amr/ Transportation School ATIN: ATSP-OCT Ft. Eus~is, VA 23604-5407

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US Army Regimental System (Army National Guard) HONORARY REGIMENTAL STAFF a. An Honorary regimental staff wi I I 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 wi I I be a retired general officer, colonel or I ieutenant colonel who has served in the regiment to which he wi I I 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 I ink between al 1. elements of the regimental family (to include regimental veterans organizations) to promote esprit de corps throughout the regiment. The HONORARY COLONEL may also s~rve as the president of the regimental as~ociation. b. The HONORARY COLONEL provides advice to battalion corrrnanders concerning regimental matters. As ceremonial head of the regiment, he represents the regiment at various mi I itary and civic functions. The HONORARY COLONEL also chairs regimental corrmittees. He performs his duties via correspondence and personal visits. c. Although the HONORARY COLONEL is not in the mi I itary chain of corrmand, he can assist battalion corrrnanders 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 w i thou t pay , but may be re i mb u rs e d for o t f i c i a I tr ave I i n connection with his du~ies when authorized by the Adjutant General and if sufficient Federal funds are ava.i I able. I I. REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT. The REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT wi I I 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 wi 11 I ist an individual's assignment to

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the regiment, assignment to extra-regimental duties, and transfer from the regiment. The REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT wi I I coordinate his activities with the battalion. adjutants of the regiment. The REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT is encouraged to publish a regimental newsletter. I I I. HONORARY REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR The HONORARY REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR wit I be a retired corrmand sergeant major or sergeant major who has served in the regiment. He wi I I 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 wi I I appoint a REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN who wi I I normally, but not necessarily, be a retired officer who has served in the regiment and has expertise or an interest in mi I i tary hi story. 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 wi I I register as ARNG historical holdings IAW NGR 870-20). b. Each REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN should prepare and publish a regimental history which wi I I 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 wi I I assist the Regimental Adjutant with the pub I i cation of the reg imenta I news I etter. d. The REGIMENTAL HISTORIAN wi I I be the custodian of al I regimental property such as colors, uniforms, portraits, books, prints, photographs, artifacts and other historical properties. The historian wi I I ensure that al I regimental property is annually inventoried and maintained. APPOINTMENT CERTIFICATES 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

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should be forwarded to NGB-PAH, REGIMENTAL COLORS 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 corrmand 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 REGIMENT (HMOR). b. HONORARY MEMBERS may be military personnel (who are not afti I ia~ed with the r.egiment) or civi I ians who have assisted or supported the activities of the regiment in such areas as recruiting, employer-support, corrmunity relations, etc. c. Certificates for HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT are avai I able from NGB-PAH.

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i ! i i IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SPECIAL PLACE IN REGIMENTAL CONTINUITY, TRADITION AND ESPRIT DE CORPS By Orde1 of the Secretary of the Anny is granted and assigned the distinction. of . Distinguished Member of the REGIMENT DA ..... Dff.llP,_

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18 May 1989 TO: FROM: RE: TAG Exec. Asst., A. Hawk 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 presented below. I. STATE-WIDE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING THE US ARMY REGIMENTAL SYSTEM In the spring of 1988, I prepared a pub I ication detai I ing 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 smal I, pocket pamphlet form for distribution to al I present and future members of the Florida Army National Guard. b. New I y obtained information concerning the assigned reg imenta I headquarters, contact persons and honorary officers be added to the publication. c. The sample not-for-profit association charter be upgraded to be consistent with new IRS regulations and included in the pamph I et. I I. 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 future. c. In addition to the unit contact person, an individual at State Headquarters be assigned to assist in communications with al I honorary officers. (Federal Regulations al low funds to be expended on the activities of the honorary officers) I I l. DESIGNATED REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS SUPPORT UNITS

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a. Each designated regimental headquarters support unit and contact person should receive official notification of their assignment and associated responsibi I ities. b. An individual or office at State Headquarters be designated as responsible for supporting the five regiments in al I 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 recorrmend myself for this function. c. The designated regimental headquarters wi I I become the official repository of al I records, flags, historical artifacts and other materials associated with their assigned regiments.

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ADDENDUM: GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES; REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS Below is an out I ine of the nature and type of responsibi I ities 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 regiment. b. To maintain corrmunications between regimental headquarters and currently serving members of the regiment. c. Sponsor and/or support special activities and ceremonies associated with the active regiment. I I. REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION a. Provide record-keeping and personne I services and administrative support for the regimental associa~ion. b. Serve as a repository for al I 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 al I retired or seperated individuals who have served with the regiment. I I I . GENERAL a. Sponsor regimental special events; dinners, memorial services, retirement and enlistment dedications and NCO/OCS graduation ceremonies. b. Publish a periodic newsletter for al I 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 al I who would ~ 0 p 6 f1J': and corrmemorate the regiment to the public and the active

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STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL POST OFFICE BOX 1008 STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE 32085-1008 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 I ike this should be composed and filed with the Florida Department of State, Corporations Divis i on. Every regiment needs such an association, seperate from the active mi I itary (but including members from the serving unit) to handle donations, reunions, membership, museums, I ibraries, capital fundraising, and al I those similar tasks that are difficult, or impossible, for an active government-related organization to accomp I i sh.

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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF 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: ARTICLE I The name of the . corporation is: 124TH INFANTRY REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION, INC. ARTICLE II The duration of the Corporation 1.s perpetual. ARTICLE III . Said Corporation is. incorporated as a Corporation not-for-profit under the provisions of Chapter 617, Florida Statutes. ARTICLE IV The purposes and objects for which the Corporation 1.s 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.

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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, mus~um, 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 INFANTRY REGIMENT. 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.

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H. To do such other things as are incidental to the purposes of the Corporation or necessary or desirable in order to accomplish them. ARTICLE V 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. ARTICLE VI 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~ ARTICLE VII 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 follows: ROB-ERT HAWK RUSSELL E. GROOMS

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RAYMOND A. RUBY DAVID R. HAWORTH ARTICLE VIII The name and address of each Incorporator is as follows: JOHN L. WHITEMAN ARTICLE IX 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 or officers. ARTICLE X 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 ..

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ARTICLE XI 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 /Q,\ day of ~14-Y , 1988. J(: :: 10 1 , to me kn~ -Po be the same person desihecf in, and who executed the ~earec;;rling Articles of Incorporation, and he acknowledged that he...-executed the same. Witness Ger , my hand and official seal this 198.[_. day of ~