Jeff Frain

Sons of The American Legion National Commander


Jeff Frain was elected national commander of the Sons of The American Legion on Aug. 28, 2016, in Cincinnati during the 45th national convention of the Sons of The American Legion.

Frain is a 33-year member of the Sons of The American Legion and is eligible for membership through his father’s service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and his stepfather’s service in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Frain's father, William Robert Frain, passed away in 1973. Frain was raised in Michigan by his mother and stepfather Earnest Pierson, a member of American Legion Post27 in Apache Junction, Ariz., where Frain is a member of Squadron 27.

Frain has served in every capacity at the squadron level and numerous positions within the Detachment of Arizona: National Executive Committeeman, alternate National Executive Committeeman, detachment commander, finance chairman, adjutant, Children &Youth chairman, public relations chairman, POW-MIA Committee, Detachment Executive Board and Convention Committee.

Frain has served on the national level as National Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission chairman and vice chairman, National Resolutions Commission chairman, National Child Welfare Commission chairman and committeeman.

He has been married to Patti Helen for 26 years, and they have two children, Erica and William and three grandchildren, Kianna, Myha and Jasiri. All are American Legion Family members.

Frain is employed as a journeyman mold maker and enjoys spending his spare time promoting American Legion charities, hunting, fishing and golfing.

Frain’s theme for the year is “Knowledge is Power.” His Membership theme is “Be a superhero and sign up three American heroes." His two main programs for the year is the Child Welfare Foundation and American Legion Baseball.

Frain will have some very active team members to help him this year, including National Vice Commander's Joe Korba (Eastern Region), Bill Kelly (Southern Region), Michael Lawler (Central Region), Ken Yankee (Midwest Region) and Joe Keiser (Western Region). Other national leadership include National Adjutant Brian O’ Hearne,  National Historian Mike Kane and National Liaison John Kerestan.
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