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ACR-151 Gubernatorial appointments: military service.(2017-2018)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 10, 2018


Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 151

Introduced by Assembly Member Voepel
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Mathis)

January 10, 2018

Relative to gubernatorial appointments.


ACR 151, as amended, Voepel. Gubernatorial appointments: military service.
This measure would request that the Governor consider appointing current and former military personnel to state boards and councils. boards, councils, and commissions.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Service in the United States Armed Forces is a unique experience that presents intense challenges and hardships, and builds and fosters personal characteristics that are equal to those challenges; and

WHEREAS, Current and former military persons are individuals who can provide a sense of responsibility, transparency, and timely decisionmaking, set a good example to subordinates, and provide a passionate approach to issue areas that are tasked; and

WHEREAS, By virtue of that experience, veterans and current military service members offer leadership, attention to detail, performance under pressure, and a highly developed sense of the collective good over individual gain; and
WHEREAS, Military personnel have dedicated Veterans and current military service members have volunteered their lives for the public good, community safety, and ensuring our national security. Further, those who serve or have served in the military will diversify state boards and councils under sole recommendations given by the Governor; security; and

WHEREAS, Military persons come from different fields of work and educational background and can provide state boards and councils with strong communication skills, teamwork, strong collaboration, adaptability, strong problem-solving abilities, attention to critical observation, conflict resolution, and mission-oriented qualities; and

WHEREAS, Veterans and current military service members come from different fields of work and educational backgrounds, and can provide state boards, councils, and commissions with their strong skills in communication, teamwork, collaboration, adaptation, problem-solving, attention to detail, conflict resolution, and mission focus; and
WHEREAS, All of the above-stated qualities reflect the qualifications of successful state boards and councils; that are valuable to successful state boards, councils, and commissions; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Governor consider nominating individuals with military background to ensure military representation through appointments to appropriate state boards and councils; state boards, councils, and commissions; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.