The Constitution of The Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons


It will here and sometimes hereafter be referred to as the ALLIANCE.


A. To contribute strong support to the overall mission of the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force; develop a Mission-oriented philosophy of the membership; and delineate to commanders the benefits of the professional contributions to them in the above mentioned mission.

B. To support the continuing advancement and development of the art and science of medicine throughout the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force; to encourage dissemination of the knowledge and experience gained through over all investigation of medical problems related to flying, missile and space operations.

C. To encourage and implement the training and continuing education of all members of the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force Medical Team; to support and implement the total force concept, and to encourage young physicians in a career of aerospace medicine and for their board certification in that specialty.

D. To encourage new physicians, nurses, dentists, basic science personnel, and Medical Service Corps personnel to become Career Guardsmen.

E. To encourage members to develop the highest standards of practice of Aerospace Medicine and its related fields.

F. To recommend to the Air Surgeon, National Guard Bureau, appropriate means for the enhancement of the career and practice of Aerospace Medicine and related fields in the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force when indicated.

G. To encourage professional relations between the membership and flying personnel of the Air National Guard, the United States Air Force, other military services, the civilian flying population, appropriate governmental agencies, and the aerospace industry; to endeavor to increase the military and civilian awareness of the high levels of medical professionalism maintained by all elements of the health care team in the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force.

H. To promote through concerted effort with the Air Surgeon, National Guard Bureau, the coordination of facilities and personnel in such a manner so as to properly support the Air Surgeon in the accomplishment of his duties.

I. To strengthen the sense of comrade and social exchange between the membership to increase the solidarity of the Alliance in support of the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force Missions.

J. The Alliance shall have no capital stock and shall not be conducted for pecuniary profit.


A. Membership is a privilege, not a right and is contingent upon compliance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Alliance. No person shall remain a member of the Alliance unless he or she is of good moral character and agrees to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of the Alliance.

B. Classes of Membership:

1. Fellow

2. Member

3. Retired

4. Honorary

The qualifications required of the respective classes, their rights and obligations, as well as the means of their election, shall be set forth in the By-Laws.


A. The Alliance shall meet at least once annually.

B. A quorum for any meeting is defined as a minimum of twenty-five percent of the voting membership.

C. Robert’s Rules of Order shall prevail.


A. The officers of the Alliance shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

B. The duties and terms of office of all officers are defined in the By-Laws.


A. The governing body of the Alliance shall be a Board of Governors, which shall consist of fifteen (15) members, including the President and the three Immediate Past Presidents. The remaining members will be elected by the Alliance as specified in the By-Laws.


Funds shall consist of the annual dues and fees received by the Alliance and such other income as may be derived from interest, bequests, donations or other specified sources.


A. Any voting member may propose amendments to the Constitution


By Laws Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons.


A. Active members

1. Members of The Alliance shall be those persons or members in good standing of the Medical, Dental, Nursing, Biomedical, and Medical Service Corps, who are active Guardsmen and who comply with Article III of the Constitution.

B. Applications for Membership

1. All applications for membership must be in writing on an application form approved by the Board of Governors.


Election to membership shall be made by a simple majority of the voting membership present at each annual meeting.


A. FELLOWS. These shall be rated medical officers who are active Guardsmen. They shall be voting members. Fellows are required to be members of the Aerospace Medical Association and The Society of USAF Flight Surgeons.

B. MEMBERS. These shall be all other medical unit officers (physicians, nurses, dentists, optometrists, medical service corps officers, environmental health and bio-environmental engineering officers) meeting the qualifications contained in Article III of the constitution and who are active Guardsmen and women.



The AANGFS is in the process of updating:  Here are prior versions for comparison.

ConstitutionoftheAllianceofANGFlightSurgeons From Snyder

Constitution of the AANGFS AANGFS Constitution and Bylaws0001

AANGFS Constitution and Bylaws PDF to Word

2007 Bylaws update from Buck Dodson

1 Response to Constitution

  1. Lisa Snyder & Bill Pond says:

    The AANGFS Board of Governors will be updating the Consitution, so if you have any thoughts, please let Lisa know. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ As the most recent past president, I have taken the lead to try to get our Constitution updated for our current President Col Eric "Beeper" Kendle and By-laws guru, Col Buck Dodson.  As you will see, there are some areas that need to be updated. Here is the proposed plan: Please reply to me (not reply all; your available evenings from 1800 – 2000 EST the week of Sep 9 – 13 and read these few pages before then. Email back changes and I will have a proposed change spreadsheet sent out prior to our call the week of Sep 9 – 13 time/date TBD by your availability.

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