New Sons of the American Legion National Commander
August 24, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the 43rd National Convention, Mike Moss was elected as The National Commander for The Sons of The American Legion for the 2014-2015 Membership Year. Mike lives in Colorado and has been and still is very active in the Colorado Detachment. Mike has also served on the National level as the Mid - West National Vice Commander and is a Past Chairman of the National Children & Youth Commission.
Mike's eligibility is through his Father a 54 year member of The American Legion Family. Mike's Father served in the Air Force during the Korean War flying in B-29's. One of Mike's earliest memories of American Legion activities was when he was 8 years old and going down to the local grocery store with His mother also a 54 year member of the Legion Family to sell poppies to raise money.
Mike's Motto this year is "Building Bridges To The Future". He knows that our future lies in our Youths. Mike would like membership to be at 100% by May 1st 2015 and have the renewal rate at or over 90%.
Mike's also has goals for this year of; raising our membership to 370,000 members. $50,000 dollars in donations to the Legion National Emergency Fund. $400,000 in donations to The Legion Child Welfare Fund, and making our membership aware of the Legion National Endowment Fund with a goal of $90,000 in donations.
Mike will have some very active engineer’s to help him this year starting with National Vice Commander-Greg “Doc” Gibbs-East, Jeff Evans-South, Ron Wyatt-Central, Charles Keith-Mid West, and David Swafford-West. Backing up the engineer’s will be National Membership Chairman-George Lasinski, National Adjutant- Brian O’ Hearne, National Chaplain-Harl Ray, National Commander’s Aide-Ken Yanke, National Historian-Mark Klilstrom, and National Liaison John Kerestan.
MIke Moss, National Commander
Sons of The American Legion