Our Local Leadership
Operations of The Salvation Army are supervised by trained, commissioned officers. They proclaim the gospel and serve as administrators, teachers, social workers, counselors, youth leaders, and musicians. The Salvation Army local leadership team is comprised of officers and management level staff members who oversee day-to-day operations. Officers and management work in partnership with a volunteer member Advisory Board.
Historically, officers of The Salvation Army receive appointments assigning them to a post. On average, Majors spend three to five years at an appointment. Newer officers, or Lieutenants, may spend a shorter time period at their first appointments. Staff members are hired by The Salvation Army to handle day-to-day activities and ensure a continuity of services. Finally, Advisory Board members volunteers their time to support the local efforts of The Salvation Army.