The National Security & Intelligence Committee is a creation based upon a combination of the American Legion’s National Security Commission an Intelligence Operation Unit and some others areas. The NSIC is designed to provide information for the Post Commander, and to our fellow Brothers and Sisters.
As some of you will notice in the Operations and Goals of this Committee, the NSIC has been designed to provide the public and our elected leaders with not just information but to point out issues that may be effecting our community in general.
With that in mind, let me say this. The NSIC is unlike any other Committees within the American Legion. This Committee should always be considered a work in progress. It is designed to be involved in the Community at all levels including every level of the overall National Security Community as well. As such, it has and will continue to partners with international security and intelligence agency more on an informational level than a per say working level.
The National Security & Intelligence Committee operates with a focus on Homeland Security and Intelligence issues that affect the internal an international security of the United States, its allies and the State of Wisconsin. This includes the City of Milwaukee, where the murder rate has exploded in the last several years, which this Committee has defined as acts of domestic terrorism.
This Committee provides an outlet to express the Post official position within the overall larger American Legion National Security Community. And unlike other National Security or Homeland Security Committees within the American Legion family, the members of this Committee are either former members of the Intelligence Community or have received very specialized training in the area of intelligence and terrorism in order to operate effectively within this Committee.
In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and committee and commission members who represent 2.6 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allow The American Legion to make a difference locally, and on the state and national levels. It’s who we are and what we do.
The American Legion believes national security must be maintained to fulfill the mandate for a strong national defense. As stated in the Preamble, “FOR GOD AND COUNTRY WE ASSOCIATE OURSELVES TOGETHER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America... To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy.”
The Legion is an organization of veterans who fought for freedoms, which they are dedicated to keeping and preserving. As one of the Four Pillars it was founded on, the Legion believes national security is upheld by keeping a well-funded Department of Defense, a good quality of life for troops and a sensible transition between service and separation.
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