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2021 -2022 Endorsements on File


Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
Department Commander Jerry Brandt View Adobe PDF 08/28/2020
1st Vice Commander Eunice Butts View Adobe PDF 10/21/2020
2nd Vice Commander Michael “Gambler” Raymond View Adobe PDF 08/03/2020
3rd Vice Commander Kurt Gies View Adobe PDF 08/13/2020
3rd Vice Commander Chris Hamrick View Adobe PDF 10/22/2020
3rd Vice Commander Fred Matthews View Adobe PDF 09/12/2020
Chaplain Willie Branch View Adobe PDF 09/03/2020
Chaplain Barry Roberts View Adobe PDF 10/22/2020
Historian Philip R. Crouthamel View Adobe PDF 01/13/2021
Sgt-at-Arms Jeff Durden View Adobe PDF 08/28/2020
Sgt-at-Arms Les Martin View Adobe PDF 09/03/2020

Area Commanders

Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
Central Area Commander Bruce Carl View Adobe PDF 01/07/2021
Eastern Area Commander Daryl Bass View Adobe PDF 10/08/2020
Northern Area Commander Troy Horsley View Adobe PDF 10/12/2020
Southern Area Johnny Castro View Adobe PDF 01/07/2021
Southwestern Area Commander Brian “Taz” Gehling View Adobe PDF 03/27/2021
Southwestern Area Commander Jessica Moore View Adobe PDF 11/16/2020
Western Area Commander Lamar Carroll View Adobe PDF 10/07/2020
Western Area Commander John Edens View Adobe PDF 04/13/2021

District Commanders

Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
District 1 Commander Sonny Decker View Adobe PDF 01/15/2021
District 3 Commander Stuart Scott View Adobe PDF 02/02/2021
District 4 Commander Jack Bennett View Adobe PDF 08/03/2020
District 5 Commander Lena Heredia-Perez View Adobe PDF 10/12/2020
District 6 Commander Joseph Marcheggiani View Adobe PDF 12/16/2020
District 7 Commander Burl Thomas View Adobe PDF 10/17/2020
District 7 Commander Burl Thomas View Adobe PDF 10/17/2020
District 8 Commander Angelo “Skip” Felicita View Adobe PDF 02/18/2021
District 9 Commander George “Geo” Bograkos View Adobe PDF 02/16/2021
District 9 Commander Jim Tewes View Adobe PDF 02/16/2021
District 11 Commander Harry Malecki View Adobe PDF 03/10/2021
District 12 Commander Wayne Mulligan View Adobe PDF 08/28/2020
District 13 Commander Harold “Bud” Boyer View Adobe PDF 03/16/2021
District 15 Commander Steve Tyler View Adobe PDF 01/07/2021
District 16 Commander Robert “Bob” Matheson View Adobe PDF 09/09/2020
District 17 Commander Jim Bowers View Adobe PDF 01/10/2021

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.