Department Officers

The American Legion, Department of Texas is made up of over 65,000 Legionnaires in 480 Posts all across Texas. The Department is Divided into four Division with a Division Commander elected annually in the spring to serve a one year term to work on membership and to coordinate the activities of the Posts and Legionnaires within that geographical area. Each Division is divided into districts with a total of twenty-two Districts in The Department of Texas, each with a District Commander and other such officers as determined by each District. 

Gerry May Hince
Department Commander

2022‐2023

The American Legion Department of Texas

VICE COMMANDER
Tom Marty

HISTORIAN
Robin York

CHAPLAIN
Jenette Merritt

 

TREASURER
Steve Cook

JUDGE ADVOCATE
J.D. Langley

Sergeant-at-Arms
Kimberly Biggerstaff

 

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms
Celia Torres

National Executive Committeeman
Kenneth Mueller

Alternate National Executive Committeeman 
John Hince

 

Immediate Past Department Commander
James Watson

 

1st DIVISION

1st Division Commander – Pete Eekhoff

1st District Commander – Tim Slinkard

3rd District Commander – Jack Lanier

4th District Commander – Jason Castleberry

5th District Commander – W.S. Turner

12th District Commander – Joseph Campbell

13th District Commander – Darrell Hartley

2nd DIVISION

2nd Division Commander – Gary Towers

2nd District Commander – Tilford Thorkveen

6th District Commander – Steve Kim

7th District Commander – Jeanette Merritt

8th District Commander – Richard Voorhies

11th District Commander – Jim Lilley

22nd District Commander – Harry Woodstrom

3rd DIVISION

3rd Division Commander – Ricardo Hankerson

9th District Commander – Richard Huntley

10th District Commander – Jay Jernigan

14th District Commander – Jose Lopez

15th District Commander – Loren Pogue

20th District Commander – John Hafner

23rd District Commander – Jerome Iltis

4th DIVISION

4th Division Commander – B.J. Sieder

16th District Commander – David Crozier

17th District Commander – Dan Robertson

18th District Commander – Lewis Field

21st District Commander – George McHorse

DIVISION COMMANDERS

1st Division – Steven Ferrell

2nd Division – Jimmy Mitchell 

3rd Division – John Hafner

4th Division – David Crozier

DISTRICT COMMANDERS

Timothy Slinkard, 1st District Commander

Milton Chatham, 2nd District Commander

Patrick Taylor, 3rd District Commander

Sheillie White, 4th District Commander

W. S. Turner, 5th District Commander

Steve Kim, 6th District Commander

Steve Storey, 7th District Commander

Dwight Rumph, 8th District Commander

Richard Huntley, 9th District Commander

Douglas Norton, 10th District Commander

Jim Lilley, 11th District Commander

David Etter, 12th District Commander

Darrell Hartley, 13th District Commander

Jose Lopez, 14th District Commander

James Ryan, 15th District Commander

Walter Herman, 16th District Commander

Kenneth Simonton, 17th District Commander

Lewis Field, 18th District Commander 

Terry Landrum, 19th District Commander

Danny Muth, 20th District Commander

George McHorse, 21st District Commander

Jim McGuire, 22nd District Commander

Jerome Iltis, 23rd District Commander

Staff Members

State Adjutant – Bill West

Director of Internal Affairs – Mike Simon

Service Officer – Houston Office – Mike Lacy

Service Officer – Waco – Ron Peterson

Service Officer – Waco – Allen Sharp

Administrative Secretary – Nancy Bullard

Membership Secretary – Emily Robinson

Programs Secretary – Mamie Hughes

Webmaster & Legion Times Editor – Guymon Adams

Bookkeeper – Millie Flanary