Post 38 Officers

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Glenn Beares

Post Commander

Duties:

It is the duty of the Post Commander to preside at all meetings of the post and Executive committee and to have general supervision over the business and affairs of the post, and such officer shall be Chief Executive officer of the post. He shall approve all orders directing the disbursement of funds, and should make an annual report covering the business and affairs of the post for the year with recommendations for the ensuring year, a copy thereof  forwarded to the Department Adjutant.  His goals are to continue to develop the Post financially, build membership and improve our Post Homes facilities to allow us to better service our members, our veterans and community.

Background:

Glenn Beares is a U.S. Army and USMC veteran and has held the position of Commander once before.   

 

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Michael Unger Sr.

1st Vice Commander

Duties:

The First Vice Commander assists the Commander and in his/her absence performs the duties of the Commander.  The First Vice Commander also has primary responsibility for management, recruiting and retention of the post’s membership.

Background:

Michael Unger has formerly held positions as Finance Officer, Post Commander, 1st & 2nd Vice Commander & Adjutant.  He is also a member of the Department Executive Committee.

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Ann Unger

2nd Vice Commander

Duties:

The duty of the Second Vice Commander is to assist the Commander to provide programs and events for the enjoyment of our members, provide a source of fund raising and help attract new members.

Background:

Ann Unger was formerly Post 38s first elected female Post Commander and has held positions as Adjutant and Finance Officer.

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Diana Johnson

Finance Officer

Duties:

The finance officer must be a person of proven integrity, with experience in financial affairs and policy. The finance office is the chair of the finance committee and in charge of receiving and disbursing post funds and maintaining the posts financial records and accounts.

Background:

Diana Johnson has previously been Finance Officer and also most recently served as 1st Vice Commander.

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Position Vacant

Adjutant

Duties:

The adjutant holds the same relative position in the post as the secretary of any other organized body. The adjutant is the personnel officer, the intimate contact with the individual post member, minutes of meetings, checks up and assists the work of the other officers and committees, and publishes official orders, announcements and instructions.

Background:

Currently, the position of Adjutant is vacant after the resignation of the previously elected individual.

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Bill

Judge Advocate

Duties:

The primary duty of the judge advocate is to supply professional advice in the conduct of the post business or to procure proper counsel. He is the guardian of the constitutional form of post government and parliamentary procedure. The judge advocate supplies valuable assistance to  and advises other post committees and officers.

Background:

 

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Matt Hickey

Sgt-At-Arms

Duties:

The sergeant-at-arms should know how to arrange the meeting hall and should assist the post commander and adjutant in the preliminary arrangements for the meeting, including custodian of the colors and should be in charge of the color detail during the presentation and retirement ceremonies of the colors.

Background:

Sgt-At-Arms Hickey has held this position for numerous years and is a regular around the post keeping things moving day-to-day.

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Gilbert Crosby

Service Officer

Duties:

The post service officer is responsible for bringing to the attention of all veterans and their dependents the rights and benefits granted them by law—law for which The American Legion can accept a major share of credit. He works tirelessly to assist any and all veterans and their dependents with benefits and other matters.

Background:

Service Officer Crosby has held this position for numerous years and has been recognized for his work as service officer.

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Michele Vogel

Chaplain

Duties:

The Chaplain is a person capable of moral and intellectual leadership and one who gives dignity and respect to the office. The Chaplain is the spiritual center and guide for the Post and serves the spiritual needs of members and all veterans.

Background:

Chaplain Vogel is a 10 year Legion member and was appointed to her position by the current Commander.  She has held the role of Chaplain for 2 yrs.

 

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Paul Wright

Historian

Duties:

The Post Historian is responsible for maintaining the historical records of the Post and documenting post activities. He also acts as Liaison on matters of public affairs, keeping the public informed of post functions and achievements.

Background:

Historian Wright has been in the position of Historian for numerous years and a member of the Legion for over 30 years and member of the Post 38 Honor Guard.  He is also a PUFL member.

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