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Organization Structure

ARRL Organization Structure

ARRL is a representative democracy — its members control its policies through the power of the ballot.

The ARRL Articles of Association and By-Laws give direct responsibility to set ARRL policy to an elected Board of Directors. Fifteen Directors are elected on a regional basis, one per ARRL Division, to serve three year terms. Directors receive no monetary compensation for their service, although they are eligible to be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. ARRL Officers are chosen by the Directors.

Each Director has a Vice Director to assist him or her. Vice Directors, also elected by ARRL members in each Division, fill in for Directors as needed. Section Managers (SMs) are elected to two year terms by the ARRL members in their sections. In turn, each SM has a number of active and enthusiastic hams (Field Organization) to help conduct Section business.

Information on the procedures for the Ethics and Elections Committee are found here.

  • Officers

    The ARRL officers, both volunteer and staff. Go Now

  • Honorary Officials

    Past presidents, vice presidents, and directors. Go Now

  • Board Committees

    A listing of board committees and their members. Go Now

  • Directors / Vice Directors

    A listing of ARRL Divisions and the elected volunteer Directors and Vice Directors. Go Now

  • Section Managers

    There are 71 ARRL Sections, each with an elected volunteer Section Manager. Go Now

  • HQ Staff

    Find out who to contact at ARRL HQ. Go Now

  • Field Organization

    The SM is responsible for managing the Field Organization programs in their section. Go Now

  • General Information

    Check out the Articles of Association, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Reports, and Meetings of the ARRL. Go Now


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