WWII USO Preservation Association


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Rank Structure

  • Minor Member

  • Inductee

  • Junior Member

  • Senior Member



Unit Promotions

  • A Minor Member is an individual under 18 years of age.

    • Persons aged 16-17 may join if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or sponsor. The parent or guardian must be a WW2 USO-Stateside Operations member or inductee or the individual can be sponsored by any willing, non-family WW2 USO-Stateside Operations Senior Member. The Parent, guardian or WW2 Senior Member sponsor must be at all events the minor member attends and is responsible and liable for any and all actions of the minor. Under no circumstances will the minor, age 16-17, be allowed at events without their parent, guardian or WW2 USO Senior Member sponsor. Individuals aged 16-17 must be WWII HRS members in good standing. However, they will be considered Minor Members of WW2 USO - Stateside Operations.

    • In compliance with HRS by-laws, persons under the age of 16 are not allowed Regular individual membership in the World War Two HRS, Inc. The only option for HRS membership is under a Family Membership and in accordance with HRS by-laws individuals under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all events. They will be considered a Minor Member of WW2 USO - Stateside Operations, and the parent or guardian must be a WW2 USO-Stateside Operations member or Inductee. The parent or guardian must be at all events the minor member attends and is responsible and liable for any and all actions of the minor. Under no circumstances will the minor, under 16 years old, be allowed at events without their parent or guardian.

    • Will be promoted to Inductee status upon turning 18 years of age.

    • Minors will retain probationary membership status regardless of hours earned at approved events.

  • All new members 18 years and older will have the rank of Inductee.

    • Requirements for Inductees:

      • Inductees must meet all the WW2 USO-Stateside Operations criteria for membership

      • Inductees will undergo a probationary period and earn points toward regular unit membership as follows.

        • One full day = one point.

        • Five points must be earned in one calendar year at a minimum of two different events.

        • These events must be living history/reenacting in nature and will be specified on the unit's annual event schedule that is sent with the unit membership application.

      • After the probationary period has been completed, all active unit members in good standing will decide if the Inductee is a good fit for the unit and will vote “yea” or “nay” on membership for the inductee. Majority vote will decide final membership.

      • Inductees are expected to help provide reasonably accurate, WWII period civilian clothing and accessories during their probationary period. The unit will help, within reason, with clothing, accessories, hair and make-up during the probationary period.

      • Inductees have one year from membership acceptance in the unit to obtain appropriate, historically accurate civilian clothing and accessories per the unit's publication, Guidelines for Proper Attire.

  • Junior members are unit members in good standing that have successfully completed their Inductee Period and have not yet earned enough hours to be promoted to Senior Member. Once the minimum number of earned hours for Senior Membership is reached, the Senior Members will vote annually to promote Junior Members to Senior Member status.

  • Senior members are unit members in good standing that have earned a minimum of 250 hours of service and have demonstrated outstanding dedication to and leadership within the unit.

  • Inductees and Junior Members may not represent the unit at any event without a Senior Member present for the duration of the event.

  • Past Members may rejoin the unit at the same rank as when they left at the discretion of the Senior Members and upon meeting the Unit's Criteria for Membership.