Which department can claim the highest number of past (elected) national commanders?

California and Illinois, in a tie, with seven PNCs each. Second place is shared by five departments with five PNCs each: Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Texas.

Click here to learn more about the Legion’s leadership history. If the past national commanders so named by a vote of the national convention were added to the tallies, the Department of New York would take the lead by itself with a grand total of nine.