The 2023 National Convention of The American Legion will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana
on August 23 – 29, 2024.
Information packets will be handed out to
Delegates/Alternate Delegates after the remaining slots are filled on Sunday,
June 23rd during Department Convention. Please watch for more information at Convention.
The Department of South Dakota Delegates and Alternate Delegates are selected through an election process that starts with each of the eight South Dakota American Legion Spring District meetings and ends at the Department Convention in June where all remaining Delegates and Alternate Delegates are nominated and elected to attend the National Convention of The American Legion.
2024 National Convention Resources
Information on the 2024 National Convention will be updated as we receive it.
Delegates / Alternate Delegates / Guests of the 2023 National Convention.
Here is a link to resources you need for the upcoming National Convention. https://www.legion.org/convention/resources
It is STRONGLY recommended to download an app onto your smart phone called "The American Legion National Convention" this app will give you updates on what is happening during convention with daily updates.
Delegates & Alternates
Department Convention information will be updated as it becomes available.
The following is the list of all Delegates and Alternate Delegates elected to represent the Department of South Dakota at the 2023 National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 25 - 31.
Note: All 2023 delegates and alternate delegates are elected during the annual 2023 Spring District Meetings and from the floor of the 2023 State Convention in Oacoma, SD, June 11, 2023.
2023 DELEGATES: NEC - Denny Brenden, Delegation Chairman - Doug Feltman, State Commander - Courtney Steffen, Adjutant - Chris Van Dellist, Dist. 1 - Brian Dean, Dist. 2 - Rick MacDonald, Dist. 3 - LeRoy Madsen, Dist. 4 - none selected, Dist. 5 - Noel Cummins, Dist. 6 - Annette Dunham, Dist. 7 - Linda Hessaa, Dist. 8 - Joe Knoer
2023 ALTERNATE DELEGATES: Dist. 1 - Mike Pauling, Dist. 2 - pulled up to delegate, Dist. 3 - Gene Opbroek, Dist. 4 - none selected, Dist. 5 - none selected, Dist. 6 - pulled up to delegate, Dist. 7 - Dale Hill, Dist. 8 - Steve Mueller
Elected from the Convention floor: Kevin Hempel, Charemon Dunham, Ward Chapman, Eugene Iron Shell Jr., Dupree Chavez, John Bachmeier, Rod Smith, Jeff Hrabanek, Bill Peters, Andy Lyngen, Marv Tisdall, Kate Schmidt, Chris Rendon.
2023 National Call-Ins: Paul Evenson, Warren Aas, Terry Hanson, Jim Huls, Larry Price, Fred Nelson, Doug Harris, Hugh Holmes, Tim Jurgens, Kevin Morello
There are a combined total of 20 National Convention Committees and Sub-Committees that meet during the 2023 National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Department of South Dakota is authorized to have one delegate on each of the National Convention Committees and Sub-Committees.
The National Convention Committees and Sub-Committees meet on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at various times and locations in the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Note: The agenda for the 2023 National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina has NOT been posted - we will post it when it comes out. We will be printing the most current version and sending with the convention packet that will be sent towards the end of July.