STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, Charles Ralph Tod Goodwin has completed 37 years of honorable military service; and
Whereas, the Governor and people of the State of Delaware wish to express their confidence in and appreciation for his patriotism, valor, fidelity and many abilities, as well as his continuing interest in the defense of our nation; and
Whereas, he will depart this country on July 20, 1968, to serve as special liaison officer to the North Atlantic Treaty signatory countries and the provisional and allied affiliated countries with their respective Ministers of National Defense; and
Whereas, this exchange of visits and interchange of information relative to military training and other matters of mutual interest is of great value and benefit to the people of Delaware and the United States; and
'Whereas, he has all necessary security clearance, top secret; and
Whereas, he will be representing this state government at the XXI Congress Confederation of Interallied Officers Reserve at Versailles Paris, France, returning to the United States on August 12, 1968;
Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of Delaware, do hereby appoint the said Charles Ralph Tod Goodwin to the post of Brigadier General for the period of 20 July, 1968 to 12 August, 1968 and by virtue of my authority as Governor also designate General Goodwin our official representative at the Confederation and at the meeting of officers of the North Atlantic signatory countries.
It is furthermore ordered that General Goodwin will serve in this capacity during the pleasure of the Governor for all matters arising from these European Conferences.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 9th day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-third.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR.,
ELISHA C. DUKES
Secretary of State