VISTORS FIFTH COLUMN INSPECTOR GENERAL MANUAL visitor’s fifth column inspector general manual
Duties and Responsibilities of the Inspector General The Inspector General, The Visitor’s Fifth Column
is nominated to the Office by the Visitor Leader or Founder of the Club, The Visitor’s Fifth Column.
This nomination is then submitted to the Executive Committee for confirmation by a simple majority
vote. Upon confirmation, the Inspector General, The Visitors Fifth Column shall serve a term of no more
then two (2) years, to commence on the first day of the year after the Supreme Commander,
The Visitor’s Fifth Column taking office and ending on the last day of the year preceding the
election of a Supreme Commander, The Visitor’s Fifth Column. At the conclusion of such a term,
and if the SC so desires, the IG may be resubmitted to the EC for re-confirmation to serve another term.
The Inspector General, The Visitor’s Fifth Column acts as The Visitor’s Fifth Column chief
investigator in matters where their expertise is called upon. The Inspector General is invested
with broad investigative powers in accordance with the guidelines established in the Inspector
General Handbook. The Inspector General, The Visitor’s Fifth Column can also draw upon any
Mothership/Shuttle to aid in any matter relevant to the operation of The Visitor’s Fifth Column.
It is also at the discretion of the Inspector General, The Visitor’s Fifth Column to assemble a
staff to carry out their duties within selected Mother ships or areas. These Staff Officers shall
report directly to the Inspector General, The Visitor’s Fifth Column who shall be held liable for
the results brought about by their staff.
The Inspector General is also charged with overseeing electoral processes to elect or confirm the
Visitor’s Fifth Column members within the various Mother ships.
Additionally, the Inspector General, Fifth Column cooperates with the Chief of Communications,
Fifth to coordinate the procedure of electing a new Commander, Fifth Column and, in consultation
with the Chief of Communications, is responsible for hiring an independent CPA who is in no way
associated or affiliated with any chapter or member of Fifth Column to oversee the tallying of the
The Inspector General, Fifth Column is expected to perform its duties in total impartiality, and shall
not allow personal opinion to color, or perceive to color, either the investigation or its findings.
The Inspector General, Fifth Column may choose to rescue themselves from an investigation if they
believe that a perceived or actual conflict of interest exists. In such cases, they shall choose one
of the Assistant Inspector Generals to perform the investigation and make the report.
The Inspector General, Fifth Column reports to the Supreme Commander, Fifth Column, shall be at
least 21 years old, and must meet all other qualifications for office as set forth in the current
A) The Office of the Inspector General, Fifth Column, is comprised of the Inspector General. Each
Region has an Assistant Inspector General position, though it may not be
filled. Each Inspector General, regardless of level, is authorized a staff to assist them in the
execution of their official duties. Such staff is assigned either on a case-by-case basis, or serves
the entire term of the respective Inspector General.
B) The Chain of Command for the Inspector’s General office is a linear one. The Inspector General,
Fifth Column, reports directly to the Supreme Commander, Fifth Column. He also briefs the Executive
Committee on behalf of the SC on matters of recording votes of the Executive Committee the
investigation of violations of a member’s rights.
Reporting directly to the Inspector General, Fifth Column is the Deputy Inspector General. The
Assistant Inspectors General report to the DIG. Each Inspector General’s staff report to that
Inspector General. All members of the Office of the IG are ultimately responsible to the Inspector
General, Fifth Column for their conduct in office.
C) The Inspector General’s Office is charged with three main duties • To act as the primary
investigative arm of the Fifth Column. In this capacity, the IG’s Office is charged with investigating
possible violations of the Fifth Column Constitution,or basic member’s rights, by members of the
Fifth Column; • To conduct biennial Votes of Confidence or elections of the Motherships & Shuttles;
• To assist the Fifth Column Election Coordinator in conducting the biennial Vote of Confidence or
Election of the Supreme Commander, Fifth Column. All members of the Office of the Inspector
General, The Visitors Fifth Column, shall be members in Good Standing within The Visitors Fifth
Column. They also shall have taken and passed the V-Line Officer Test, all three Commander
Exams and all seven V quest courses at Sirian Academy, as well as the Inspector General exam.
The Inspector General will be well Knowledge of the organizations and the Visitor’s Fifth Column
D) The Inspector General is nominated by the Visitor Leader, and must be confirmed by a majority
vote of the Executive Committee. The IG must be at least 21 years of age and answers directly to the
Visitor Leader or Founder of the Club. The IG is a member of the, Executive Committee, and
The Visitor’s Fifth Column staff.
E) If at any time the Supreme Commander, The Visitor’s Fifth becomes dissatisfied with the
performance of the Inspector general, he may submit a motion to the Executive Committee to
have the Inspector General removed from office. The Executive Committee shall have thirty
days from the date of the motion to investigate the matter, but may vote to extend this period
an additional thirty days by a simple majority. At the end of this period, the Executive Committee
shall submit the motion to a vote. By a simple majority, the EC shall then vote whether to remove
the Inspector General or not