The constitution of the State of Georgia specifies that the State Board of Veterans Service be composed of seven members. Each member must be a veteran of the armed forces of the United States and must have served honorably during wartime. The Governor nominates members who are subject to approval by the State Senate. Board member terms are staggered and are for seven years. From its membership, the Board elects a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary. Every four years the Board elects a Commissioner, through whom the Board controls the overall policy of the Department of Veterans Service.