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2023-2024 Endorsements on File


Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
Department Commander Michael “Gambler”Raymond View 8/8/2022
1st Vice Commander Chris Hamrick View 9/22/2022
2nd Vice Commander Jessica Moore View 9/19/2022
Sgt-at-Arms Troy Horsley View 9/19/2022
Sgt-at-Arms Les Martin View 9/1/2022
Historian Edward Lewis View 8/3/2022
Chaplain Barry Roberts View 9/22/2022

Area Commanders

Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
Eastern Area Joseph Marcheggiani View 7/20/2022
Northern Area Lena Heredia-Perez View 1/17/2023
Southern Area George “Geo” Bograkos View 8/16/2022
Southern Area Johnny Castro View 1/5/2022
Southwest Area Harold “Bud” Boyer View 11/10/2022

District Commanders

Position Endorsee Endorsement Dated
District 1 Ronnie Grover View 2/14/2023
District 4 Douglas Hockenberry View 3/5/2023
District 5 Miguel Garcia View 11/9/2022
District 6 Peter Gregory View 8/18/2022
District 7 Rick Orzechowski View 2/21/2023
District 8 John Rauh View 9/1/2022
District 9 Judith Cann Richards View 11/15/2022
District 12 Wayne Mulligan View 12/10/2022
District 12 Bruce Thurber View 2/15/2023
District 13 James “Jay” Hemingway Jr. View 11/5/2022
District 15 Brian “Randy” Holeyfield View 8/22/2022
District 15 Michael W. Sherman Jr. View 1/19/2023
District 16 Eric Nestler View 2/8/2023
District 17 Jim Carlin View 2/16/2023

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.