Here is a little about our Executive Board...
Commander - Wayne Harris
Wayne has been with the American Legion since 2001 and has been our Commander since 2007. He served in the US Air Force, active duty from August 1974 to August 1978 and in the Minnesota Air National Guard from March 1984 to March 2003 when he retired. Wayne also serves on the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Board here in Big Lake.
Vice Commander - Paul Seefeld
Paul has been a member of the American Legion since 2016. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in the US Army National Guard of Minnesota. Paul participates in our Memorial Day Services, the Memorial Dedication Service, Spud Fest Parades, and the Carefree Country Club Service.
Adjutant Director & Treasurer - Richard Wingard
Richard has been in the American Legion since 2001. Richard retired from the US Army. He has been the Adjutant, Membership Director, and Treasurer since 2012. Before that he was the Sargent-At-Arms for 10 years.
Membership Director - Donna M Wingard
Donna has been with the American Legion since 2012. She served in the US Army Reserves.
Sergent-At-Arms - William Hines
William is our Sergeant-At-Arms and has been with us since 2017. He was in US Army for 21 years. He received the Army Achievement Medal. William has served 5 years as a Legion Honor Guard Member in Deforest, WI. His primary job in the Army was Ground Radar Crewman and was also appointed Drill Sergeant status by Mr. Omar Bradley through channels. He was a detailed to be a Poll Bearer but had Range NCOIL instead. William was stationed for schooling at Fort Huachuca, basic training at Fort Leonardwood, MO, Fort Bliss 2nd of the 3rd OCR in Germany, and South Korea for Border Guard duties.
Historian & Judge Advocate - Jessica Slimmer
Jessica is our Judge Advocate and Historian and she has been with the American Legion since 2016. She served in the US Air Force.
Chaplain - Dennis Gail
Dennis has been in the American Legion since 1985 and is a former Membership Director. Dennis was in the US Army National Guard from 1972 to 1978. He participates in the Memorial Day Services, Spud Fest Parades, and Funeral Honor Guards.
Chaplain - Dora Ann Erikson
Dora Ann has been with the American Legion since 1995, paid member for life. She served in Desert Storm in the Navy, served for 7 years, she was a Lieutenant Chaplain. Dora Ann is also an Auxiliary Member.
Gambling Director - James Bruns
James has been with the American Legion since 1992. He served in Vietnam in the US Army. He participates in our Memorial Day Services, Spud Fest Parades, and Funeral Services.
Post Service Officer - Paul Krumrei
Paul has been with the American Legion since 1993 and with our Post since 2013. Paul served in Desert Storm with US Air Force.
Executive Board Member - Don Deuel
Don has been in the American Legion since 1984 He served in Vietnam in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. Don was our Commander for 1 year and Adjutant for 5 years.
Executive Board Member - Don McVeigh
Don has been a member of the American Legion since 1983. He served in the US Air Force.
Executive Board Member - Eugene Wangren
Eugene is an Executive Board Member. He has been a member of the American Legion since 2007. He served in the Minnesota Army National Guard and Army Reserve. He has prior service from 1985 to 1995 as a Cold War Veteran. He also serves as a Post 9/11 since 2013. He is a SGT/E5 in 11 Bravo 11 Mike. He was deployed to Sinai, Egypt with MFO from 2016 to 2017. His previous positions held is Vice Commander, Judge Advocate, and Historian. Eugene is a Cubmaster for Pack 92 Becker Scouts. He has received Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, GWOT Medal, MFO Medal, and Oversees Service Medal.