A popular honorary commission and award of recognition issued by the Governor of Tennessee. Available only to residents of Tennessee. The state also offers the awards of Goodwill Ambassador and Honorary Tennessean to non-residents.
Honorary Staff of the Governor
The honorary staff of the governor shall consist of the adjutant general, who shall be ex officio chief of staff, and such honorary aides-de-camp as the governor may deem desirable or proper. Honorary staff officers shall bear the honorary rank and title of colonel.
[Acts 1970, ch. 596, § 10; T.C.A., § 7-111.]