Junior Past Commandant is normally the immediate past Commandant of
the Detachment. Generally,
this office, depending on Detachment by-laws, should hold a position on
the Officer Board, or Board of Trustees.
role of the Junior Past Commandant (JPC) is to provide guidance and
counsel to the Detachment Commandant and other officers.
He/she should assist in providing continuity from one
administration of officers to the next. His/her experience, background, and knowledge should be
utilized for purposes of educating and assisting officers. The JPC can be invaluable in assignments that assist the
Commandant, and in introducing the Commandant and officers to outside
contacts that are necessary to Detachment programs.
JPC can help provide rationale for past decisions and directions,
experiences learned, and direction for incomplete objectives and/or
unfinished plans. The JPC
should be considered a resource to be used by the Board of Trustees and
Staff Officers in accomplishing their assignments.