- It provides the initial aspect of key leadership that is so vital to the success of the communications reserve program.
- It protects the agency, and the people whom the agency serves, against loss of a valuable resource.
- It precludes future misunderstandings between an administrator and program participants. A well written mission statement can minimize the chance for a serious disagreement that could have been otherwise avoided.
In summary, an astute manager of a communications reserve unpaid staff (volunteer) program will:
- immediately protect the future and those who follow with a mission statement
- look far beyond ones own expected term in office; and
- realize that if it's worth doing right, it's worth writing down.