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National Vice Commanders

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:

Bill Bryant, Central Region

A Marine Corps Reserve veteran from Topping, Virginia, and former Department Commander of Virginia, Bill Bryant is a member of American Legion Post 28 in Triangle, Virginia. He has held numerous leadership positions at the Legion's post, state and national levels. Bryant served in the Marine Corps Reserve at various times from 1965 to 1971.

 
 

Doug Haggan, Northeast Region

An Air Force veteran from Indianapolis, and former National Executive Committeeman, Doug Haggan is a member of American Legion Post 5 in Walldorf, Germany. He has held numerous leadership positions at the Legion's post, state and national levels. Haggan served in the Air Force from 1971 to 1992.

 
 

Jake Jacobs, Western Region

An Army veteran from Torrington, Wyoming, and former Department Commander of Wyoming, Jake Jacobs is a member of American Legion Post 5 in Torrington. He has held numerous leadership positions at the Legion's post, state and national levels. Jacobs served in the Army from 1971 to 1974.

 
 

Richard William Neville, Southeast Region

An Army veteran from Clayton, North Carolina, and former Department Commander of North Carolina, Richard William Neville is a member of American Legion Post 71 in Clayton. He has held numerous leadership positions at the Legion's post, state and national levels. Neville served in the Army from 1964 to 1966.

 
 

Paul Sanford, Midwest Region

An Army veteran from Newton, Kansas, and former Department Commander of Kansas, Paul Sanford is a member of American Legion Post 369 in Copeland, Kansas. He has held numerous leadership positions at the Legion's post, state and national levels. Sanford served in the Army from 1963 to 1969.