Joseph Gladden is the newly elected National Commander for 2013-2014 Membership year. Joe is a proud 22 year member of the Detachment of Maryland and a Honorary lifetime member of Overlea-Perry Hall Squadron #130.
Joes eligibility is through his Father George V. Gladden an Army Veteran of WWII. Joe has held almost every position in the S.A.L. Squadron, District, Detachment and Nationally.
Joe's Wife and three Sons are all active in the Legion Family. Joe is a graduate of the University of Baltimore. Joe is an accountant and owns a Tax and accounting firm.
Joe' s theme "Working Together, We Can Make A Difference." As Commander Joe would like to see each Detachment find a project involving one of the Four Pillars of the American Legion that They can contribute to. Joe's top priority this year will be the Legacy Scholarship Fund with a goal of $250,000. Joe's Motto "Shooting For The Moon" is appropriate as his membership goal is 375,000 members, a 6.3% increase over last year.