AMVETS National Commanders

Last Updated March 24th, 2018

Pictures of National Commanders prior to 1998 courtesy of AMVETS Department of North Carolina (scanned from 54th National Convention Booklet, 1998) and the AMVETS National Website. Pictures of National Commanders after 1998 courtesy of AMVETS National Website.

Past AMVETS National Commanders
Name Image Year(s) Home Dept
Marion Polk Present  
Harold Chapman 2016-2017  
James D. Pidgeon 2015-2016  
Larry E. Via 2014-2015  
John Mitchell 2013-2014  
Cleve Geer 2012-2013 Florida
Gary Fry 2011-2012   Pennsylvania
Jerry Hotop 2010-2011   Missouri
Duane Miskulin 2009-2010  Wisconsin
John "Chad" Hapner * 2008-2009 Michigan
John "J.P." Brown 2007-2008 Ohio
Tom McGriff * 2006-2007 Texas
Edward W. Kemp 2005-2006 Iowa
William A. Boettcher 2004-2005Ohio
S. John Sissler *2003-2004Illinois
William G. Kilgore 2002-2003Tennessee
Joseph W. Lipowski 2001-2002New York
Arthur C. Stahl2000-2001 Pennsylvania
Charles L. Taylor 1999-2000 Wisconsin
Cecil Aultman * 1998-1999 Texas
Josephus C. Vandengoorbergh * 1997-1998
David E. Ovesen 1996-1997
Kenneth E. Wolford 1995-1996
Arthur W. Klingel, Jr. * 1994-1995
Donald M. Hearon * 1993-1994
James J. Kenney 1992-1993
James L. Singler * 1991-1992
Vaughn L. Brown, Sr. * 1990-1991
Warren W. Eagles, Sr. * 1989-1990
Jimmy T. Smith 1988-1989
James B. King 1987-1988
Joseph T. Piening 1986-1987
Robert A. Medairos * 1985-1986
John S. Lorec * 1984-1985
Robert L. Wilbraham * 1983-1984
Robert Martin * 1982-1983
Donald R. Russell * 1981-1982
Ernest F. Pitochelli 1980-1981
Joseph R. Koralewski * 1979-1980
Ted Leszkiewicz * 1978-1979
Frank D. Ruggiero * 1977-1978
Thomas J. McDonough * 1976-1977
Paul C. Welsh * 1975-1976
Essley B. Burdine * 1974-1975
Berge Avadanian * 1973-1974
Joseph R. Sanson * 1972-1973
Joe F. Ramsey, Jr. * 1971-1972
Robert W. Showalter * 1970-1971
Robert B. Gomulinski * 1969-1970
Joseph V. Ferrino 1968-1969
Anthony J. Caserta * 1967-1968
A. Leo Anderson * 1966-1967
Ralph E. Hall * 1965-1966
Lincoln S. Tamraz * 1964-1965
Edmund M. Gulewicz * 1963-1964
Dante E. Spagnolo * 1962-1963
Edwin P. Fifielski * 1961-1962
Harold S. Russell * 1960-1961
Harold T. Berc * 1959-1960
Winston E. Burdine * 1958-1959
Stuart J. Satullo * 1957-1958
Dominick L. Strada * 1956-1957
Rudolph G. Pesata * 1955-1956
Rufus H. Wilson * 1954-1955
Henry J. Mahady * 1953-1954
Marshall E. Miller * 1952-1953
John L. Smith * 1951-1952
Harold S. Russell * 1949-1951
Harold A. Keats * 1948-1949
Edward C. Corry, Jr. * 1947-1948
Ray Sawyer * 1946-1947
Jack Hardy * 1945-1946
Elmo Keel * 1944-1945

(*) = deceased
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