Elected at the national convention, five vice commanders act as representatives of the national commander. They may preside over meetings of the National Executive Committee or the national convention, and perform other duties for the commander. No two vice commanders can be chosen from the same department during the same year.

To contact an American Legion national vice commander, contact Jennifer Norton at National Headquarters by calling (317) 630-1234 or via e-mail.

Current national vice commanders:

George Cushing, Western Region

An Army and Air Force veteran from Glendale, Ariz., and former Department of Arizona commander, George Cushing is a member of American Legion Post 29. He has held numerous leadership positions at every level of the Legion. Cushing retired from the military after 22 years.

 
 

Alan Davis Sr., Midwest Region

A Navy veteran from Princeton, Minn., and former Department of Minnesota commander, Alan Davis is a member of American Legion Post 347 in Beroun. He has held numerous leadership positions at every level of the Legion. Davis served in the Navy from 1966-1969.

 
 

David Gough, Central Region

An Army veteran from Darlington, Wis., and former Department of Wisconsin commander and National Executive Committeeman, David Gough is a member of American Legion Post 214. He has held numerous leadership positions at every level of the Legion. Gough served in the Army from 1966-1968.

 
 

John Hargreaves, Northeast Region

An Army veteran from East Boothbay, Maine, and former Department of Maine commander, John Hargreaves is a member of American Legion Post 132 in Richmond, Maine. He has held numerous leadership positions at every level of the Legion. Hargreaves served in the Army from 1968-1969.

 
 

Jimmy Lane, Southeast Region

An Air Force veteran from Jonesboro, Ark., and former Department of Arkansas commander, Jimmy Lane is a member of American Legion Post 21. He has held numerous leadership positions at every level of the Legion. Lane served in the Air Force from 1962-1968.