Department of Florida




Department Commander – Stephen Shuga

1st Vice Commander – Dianne Boland

2nd Vice Commander – William Rick Johnson

3rd Vice Commander – Eunice Butts

3rd Vice Commander – Jerry Brandt

Sergeant-at-Arms – Andrew Burkett

Sergeant-at-Arms – Tom Gora

Chaplain – Barry Roberts

Chaplain – Bill Reno

Chaplain – Willie W Branch Jr.

Historian – Andrew Nagy

Historian – Gerald A Kaufman

Historian – Jesse Figueroa


Central Area Commander – Randall McNabb

Eastern Area Commander – Daryl Bass Sr.

Northern Area Commander – Lawson Dukes

Northern Area Commander – Jeff Durden

Southern Area Commander – David Knapp

Southern Area Commander – James F. Tewes

South Western Commander – Dennis Walsh

Western Area Commander – James Brennan


1st District Commander – Raymond “Chuck” Olsen

4th District Commander – Victoria Van Buren

5th District Commander – Troy Horsley

6th District Commander – Michael Seidel

7th District Commander – David Tucker

8th District Commander – Patricia Stiles

8th District Commander – Jerry Faught

9th District Commander – Donald P. Schwiesow

12th District Commander – Bruce W. Thurber

13th District Commander – Rodney Hollingsworth

13th District Commander – Michael “Gambler” Raymond

15th District Commander – Luther “Jay” L. Allen

16th District Commander – John D. Sloat

16th District Commander – Raymond A. Perez

16th District Commander – Benjamin Droweinga Jr

17th District Commander – Michael Wolohan



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


  1. Endorsement letters are accepted for the following positions:
    1. Department Commander
    2. Department Vice Commanders
    3. National Executive Committeeman and Alternate (during even numbered years only)
    4. Department Sergeant-at-Arms
    5. Department Chaplain
    6. Department Historian
    7. Area Commanders
    8. District Commanders
  2. Must be submitted from a Post
  3. On Post letterhead
  4. Contains the date of meeting the Post made the endorsement
  5. States that the members of the Post approved the endorsement at the meeting
  6. Contains a brief narrative (offices held, etc) explaining why individual should be considered
  7. Signed by two Post Officers (not including individual endorsed)

How to Submit

All endorsement letters must be mailed to the Department in its original hardcopy format. Endorsement letters faxed to the Department will not be accepted, as the quality is too low. 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 before posting online.

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