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2022-2023 Endorsements on File


Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
Commander Eunice Butts View | Adobe PDF October 20, 2021
1st Vice Commander Michael Raymond View | Adobe PDF November 1, 2021
2nd Vice Commander Chris Hamrick View | Adobe PDF September 15, 2021
3rd Vice Commander Daryl G. Bass Sr. View | Adobe PDF October 14, 2021
3rd Vice Commander Bruce Carl View | Adobe PDF August 5, 2021
3rd Vice Commander Jessica Moore View | Adobe PDF November 17, 2021
NEC Dennis Boland View | Adobe PDF August 19, 2021
NEC Jim Ramos View | Adobe PDF October 14, 2021
NECA Jerry Brandt View | Adobe PDF November 4, 2021
NECA William Rick Johnson View | Adobe PDF October 5, 2021
Chaplain Barry Roberts View | Adobe PDF October 27, 2021
Chaplain Willie W. Branch Jr. View | Adobe PDF October 7, 2021
Sgt-at-Arms Troy Horsley View | Adobe PDF September 20, 2021
Sgt-at-Arms Les Martin View | Adobe PDF October 8, 2021

Area Commanders

Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
Central Area Commander Robert “Bob” Matheson View | Adobe PDF September 14, 2021
Northern Area Commander Jim Bowers View | Adobe PDF November 15, 2021

District Commanders

Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
District 4 Commander John “Jack” Bennett View | Adobe PDF July 12, 2021
District 5 Commander Lena Heredia-Perez View | Adobe PDF September 20, 2021
District 6 Commander Edward Falkowski View | Adobe PDF October 13, 2021
District 6 Commander Joseph Marcheggiani View | Adobe PDF October 20, 2021
District 7 Commander Burl L. Thomas View | Adobe PDF October 23, 2021
District 9 Commander George “Geo” Bograkos View | Adobe PDF November 16, 2021

Endorsement Policy

In order for an endorsement to be published on the Department website and listed in the Legion Link, the following criteria must be followed:



  1. Endorsement letters will be accepted for the following positions:
    1. Department Commander
    2. Department Vice Commanders
    3. National Executive Committeeman and Alternate
      1. During even numbered years only
    4. Department Sgt-At-Arms
    5. Department Chaplain
    6. Department Historian
    7. Area Commanders
    8. District Commanders
  2. Endorsement letters will only be accepted from a Post.
  3. An endorsement letter must meet the following criteria:
    1. On Post letterhead
    2. Contains the date of the meeting the Post made the endorsement
    3. States that the members of the Post approved the endorsement at the meeting
    4. Contains a brief narrative (offices held, etc.) explaining why the individual should be considered for the office
    5. Signed by two Post Officers
How to Submit

How to Submit

All endorsement letters must be mailed to the Department in hardcopy. Endorsement letters faxed to the Department will not be accepted, as the quality is too low to obtain a good scan. An electronic version of the letter may be sent to the Department by email however, a hardcopy of the letter is still required to verify the signatures prior to posting on the website and listing in the Legion Link.

*Any letter that does not meet the above criteria will be returned to the Post for proper formatting and/or signatures.

Endorsement letters will be accepted for publication after September 1st for the coming year.

Only the first endorsement letter received for an individual running for an office will be posted on the Department Website. Subsequent endorsements for the same individual will be filed at the Department for future reference.