Gaither M. Keener Jr.
North Carolina

Shawn Long, CPA




  • To prepare the yearly budget and the handling of funds under that budget;
  • Such other duties as shall be prescribed by the NEC, subject to the approval of the NEC.

(See Article I, Section 5, of the National By-Laws of The American Legion.)

Assigned to the Finance Commission for supervision and coordination are the Emblem Committee and Overseas Graves Decoration Trust. The American Legion Endowment Fund Corporation is not a part of any commission, but does submit its reports to the NEC through the Finance Commission, as does The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.


Finance committees:


Emblem Committee
Alvan T. Fuller, Massachusetts, Chairman


  • To oversee the operation of the Emblem Division and submit recommendations dealing with changes and general policy to the National Executive Committee;
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee.


View the 2016 Finance Commission Report.


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