Department Commander

Fred Nelson of Spearfish, SD

Fred Nelson of Spearfish, SD

The American Legion, Department of South Dakota, Commander


Department Vice Commander

Kevin Morello | Districts 1 & 2

Kevin Morello | Districts 1 & 2


Department Vice Commander

Harry Boner | Districts 3,4,5,6,7 and 8

Harry Boner | Districts 3,4,5,6,7 and 8

Department Officers

Travise Flisrand State Adjutant

Kevin Hempel


Ed Stringer State Membership Chairman

Travise Flisrand


Jim Huls NEC

Jim Huls

National Executive Committeeman

Patrick Lewellen State Chaplain

Justin Warfel


Gary Wolkow Department Finance Officer

Gary Wolkow

Finance Officer

Fred Lee State Historian

Fred Lee


Doug Harris State Americanism Officer

Doug Harris

Americanism Officer

Verle Whipple State Sergeant-at-Arms

Verle Whipple


Miranda Krumm Children and Youth Chairperson

Miranda Krumm

Children and Youth

Courtney VanZanten, Service Officer

Courtney VanZanten

Service Officer

Courtney VanZanten, Service Officer

Jay Leibel

Judge Advocate

District Commanders

Jon McDonald, District 1 Commander

Jon McDonald

District 1 Commander
Butte, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Corson, Dewey, Perkins, and Ziebach

Eugene Ironshell, Jr. District 2 Commander

Eugene Ironshell, Jr.

District 2 Commander
Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Mellette, Todd, Custer, Fall River, Pennington, and Oglala Lakota

Gene Opbroek, District 3 Commander.

Gene Opbroek

District 3 Commander
Hughes, Hyde, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Gregory, Lyman, Tripp, and Hand

Bob Thomason, District 4 Commander

Bob Thomason

District 4 Commander
Brown, Campbell, Edmunds, McPherson, Walworth, Spink, and Faulk

Matt Lagerstrom, District 5 Commander

Matt Lagerstrom

District 5 Commander
Day, Grant, Marshall, Roberts, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Hamlin, and Brookings

Cynthia Hoffman, District 6 Commander

Cynthia Hoffman

District 6 Commander
Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner, Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, and Sanborn

Patrick Mullen, District 7 Commander

Patrick Mullen

District 7 Commander
Lake, Moody, McCook, Lincoln, Union, and Minnehaha

Jennifer VanRoekel, District 8 Commander

Jennifer VanRoekel

District 8 Commander
Turner, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Douglas, Hutchinson, and Yankton