STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies.
RE: Governor's Advisory Board - SIGN-ON.
WHEREAS, the Governor is Commander-in-Chief of the Delaware National Guard; and
WHEREAS, the Delaware National Guard is a vital part of the National Defense's total military structure; and
WHEREAS, on July 1, 1973, the all-volunteer policy was established for the U.S. military forces; and
WHEREAS, it is vitally important that the Delaware National Guard maintain its authorized strength; and
WHEREAS, the State of Delaware may provide incentives for enlistment and reenlistment in the Delaware National Guard;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby establish a Governor's Advisory Board, to be known as SIGN-ON (Service In Guard Now - Our Need). SIGN-ON is to be composed of the following:
1. A large-business executive
2. A small business entrepreneur
3. A union representative
4. A farmer
5. An economist
6. A legislator
7. The Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard, ex officio
8. The Secretary of Public Safety, or his designee.
Members of the Board will be appointed by the Governor, will serve during the pleasure of the Governor, and will represent the interest of the entire State. The duties of the Board shall be:
a. Make suggestions to improve employer-Guard cooperation.
b. To review existing and proposed incentives of Delaware, other States, and the Federal Government.
c. To make recommendations on incentives which would attract enlistments and encourage reenlistment in the Delaware Army and Air National Guard.
d. To report to the Governor on progress of the Board; to submit a comprehensive plan to the Governor on how Delaware can increase incentives for enlistment and reenlistment in the Delaware National Guard.
APPROVED this 21st day of November, 1973.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State