Compatriots and Brothers
Another election year is upon us and I look forward with great anticipation to our reunion in North Charleston in July 2014. There, you and I will have the duty and responsibility to select the officers for our respective Armies as well as a new Commander-in-Chief and a Lt. Commander-in- Chief.
By way of official announcement, I am hereby declaring my candidacy for the post of Lt. Commander-in-Chief.
For those of you who do not know me, I invite you to review my web site (marksimpson4ltcic.com
) and familiarize yourself with my personal background, experience and my vision for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. What I hope to achieve, if elected, is help lead our 19th century organization into the 21st century by utilizing the technology available today and at the same time, provide assistance to our Divisions and Camps with better organizational skills and modern management tools, all designed to make us better tomorrow than we were yesterday. With the assistance of a great team of talent in SC and as Division Commander, we have implemented and integrated many of the fundamentals of the Vision 2016 program into our business operations platform; an approach that is already demonstrating great benefits.
Aside from the SCV, I bring 40 years of successful business and industrial management experience to the office and with my commitment to excellence in all aspects of our organization I believe together, we can make some positive changes for the future.
* Member for 16 years
* National Life Member
* Camp Lt. Commander - 2000 - 2002
* Camp Commander - 2002 - 2004
* South Carolina Division Adjutant - 2004 - 2009
* South Carolina Division Commander, 2010 - 2014
* National SCV Adjutant-in-Chief, 2006 - 2010 (GEC Experience)
* Served under Commander-in-Chief, Christopher Sullivan, 2006 - 2008
* Served under Commander-in-Chief, Charles McMichael, 2008-2010
* Past Counselor - Sam Davis Youth Camp
Your comments, suggestions and questions are welcomed and like each of you, I desire to see our organization grow and prosper and become more influential in the battle to preserve Southern History and Heritage. If we are to survive and eventually see the vindication of "the cause" in our lifetime, we must embrace the goals and objectives of Vision 2016, no matter how great the opposition.
"What we are today is the result of our own past actions; whatever we wish to be in future depends on our present actions; decide how you have to act now."
With sincere regards,
Mark A. Simpson