National Administrative Officer Photo

V/C Ralph A. Bernard, AP

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Welcome to the National Administrative Department.  We focus on the internal, or in-house, aspects of the squadrons and districts.  We are comprised of two committees with distinct focal points:

  1. National Membership Committee: This committee’s focus is on the individual member of USPS, America’s Boating Club, recruiting a new member for the organization, involving members via boating, civic, or social activities and also offering member’s benefits from outside USPS. Retaining members is the utmost priority for the committee and the organization.

  2. National Squadron Development Committee: This committee’s focus is on the organization as a whole. Whether it is the District or squadron, this committee will offer assistance in developing new squadrons, offer leadership training, nurture new squadrons and give advice on recruiting volunteers. Squadron growth is goal and programs have been developed and constantly upgraded to assist Districts and squadrons.  



The NEW Membership (MEMCOM) and Squadron Development websites are open for business!  Click on the committee then click on everything, take a look around & get familiar with the layout and contents;  it's user-friendly!



08-13 September 2020:   Fall Governing Board Meeting in Raleigh, NC



Member Involvement/Retention Award (MIRA): 15 May; awarded at Fall Governing Board Meeting 

Membership Growth Award (Growth Award):  no application to submit; awarded at National Annual Meeting 

District Operations Training Program Award:  no application to submit; awarded at National Annual Meeting 

Finley Sea Scout Service Award:  1 October, to R/C of the National Membership Committee; awarded at National Annual Meeting 

BoatU.S. Civic Service Award:  15 October, to R/C of the Squadron Development Committee; awarded at National Annual Meeting 


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