Sons of The American Legion National Commander

Donald L "JR" Hall, Jr. (MD)

Sons of The American Legion National Commander


Donald Lee “JR” Hall, Jr. has been a member of the Sons of The American Legion for over 20 years before being elected national commander in 2023. He is eligible through his grandfather, Ed Hall, an Army, World War II veteran.

Hall, and his wife, Margie, have been married 38 years and together they have three children and seven grandchildren. They all enjoy spending family time together as often as they can.

Volunteering has always been a part of Hall’s life. He began coaching youth sports at age 18 and did so for over 25 years. He then turned his focus to the Sons of The American Legion.

He is a member of Glen Burnie Squadron 40 in Maryland, where he has held most offices and still volunteers regularly. He worked his way through the Southern Maryland District as vice commander and commander in 2011.

On the detachment level he has served as sergeant at arms, vice commander and in 2014/15 as the detachment commander. Hall also serves on the Detachment Internal Affairs Committee and the Detachments Mentorship Committee for future leaders. He has taught youth classes at SAL conventions and meetings for the last several years.

On the national level, Hall has served on the SAL Internal Affairs Commission and the Americanism Commission, where he was the chairman for three years. During his time as chairman the Americanism Commission and Children and Youth Committee, Hall organized the first ever youth room at a national convention in 2019.

He enjoys working with others and offering ideas and planning. He believes in The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Family.

“We can all make things better by working together,” Hall said

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