Officers Of The Post

Roles and Responsibilities of Officers

Commander: You are entrusted with the supervision of the duties of all other officers of the post. You are the presiding officer at all meetings and you must familiarize yourself with the policies and traditions of your post and the American Legion.

Adjutant: Also known as the “First Sergeant”. You are the secretary of the post. Post activities will revolve around you. The Adjutant is the post personnel officer, maintains membership records, minutes of meetings, checks up and assists with the work of the other officers and committees. You publish official orders and announcements and instructions.

1st Vice Commander: Your primary concern is membership. No post can survive with out good membership. You should also be familiar with ceremonial protocols for regular meetings.  A Vice Commander must be ready to fill in for the Commander upon a moment’s notice.

2nd Junior Vice Commander: You must be ready to promote your post. The Commander will depend on you to provide programs that spice up the meetings and attract attendance. You should contact other veteran and civic organizations so that each patriotic holiday and observance receives the attention it deserves. You are concerned with the pageantry of the Legion. You should also be concerned with the welfare of all fellow veterans as well as with veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation committees.

Finance Officer: You will serve as chair of the finance committee and will be in charge of all receiving and disbursing of post funds. You will work closely with the post Adjutant in all matters relating to the finances of your post.

Service Officer: You should be a dedicated person and should have a deep interest in fellow veterans, the post and the community. You are responsible for bringing to the attention of all veterans and their dependents the rights and benefits granted to them by law. You must know how to utilize the expert services available through Legion channels as well as through local agencies. You should be ready to visit dependents upon a death of a service member. You may be called upon to serve as chair of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation committees as well as working with children and youth committees or making hospital visitations. 

Chaplain: You must be a person capable of moral and intellectual leadership. You work closely with all other officers of the post. You should attend all meetings of the post and Executive Committee. You should be ready to officiate when requested, at funerals of members. The Chaplain must also be ready to provide service to bereaved families of post members.

Sergeant-at-arms: You should know how to arrange the meeting hall, assist post commander and adjutant. You are the custodian of the colors and in charge of colors details during the presentation and retirement ceremonies. You should know how to display flags and their proper presentation. You are also responsible for maintaining order at all meetings.

Historian: You are given the responsibility of preserving and compiling the records of our post. You should try to attend department conventions and keep in touch with other post historians. [You are only encouraged to attend not required.]

Judge Advocate: You will supply professional advice in the conducting of the post business or to procure proper counsel. You are the interpreter of the Constitution and By-Laws of our post. You may be asked to assist in auditing post financial accounts.
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OfficersMember NameContact InfoPicture
OfficersMember NameContact InfoPicture
Post Commander Roy Brogden 541-863-7575  
1st Vice Comander Doug MacCabe   
Service Officer and 2nd Vice Commander Rich Gernsey 541-863-7575  
Adjutant Jerry Murphy   
1st Chaplin George Thalleimer   
2nd Chaplin  Berma Mallard   
Sergeant At Arms  Carl White   
Judge Advocate Irv Whiting   
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