The American Legion Department of Tennessee

OFFICERS AND STAFF
PHONE: (615) 391-5088
FAX: (615) 391-5099
Department Headquarters Staff

Name

 

Position and Duties

E-mail Address

Larry Kersey

Department Commander
navy78lk@att.net
Dean A. Tuttle
Department Adjutant and Finance Officer
Debi Cole
Programs - Membership - Bookkeeper
Debi@TNLegion.org
 
Department Executive Committee - 20 Voting Members
 
Robert Hensley
423-335-2969
robhen47@gmail.com
National Executive Committee Member 61 Mountain City
Nancy Harper
901-371-6046 
nlb5080ivory@gmail.com
 Alternate National Executive Committee Member
27 Memphis
Lanny Culver
731-225-8033
ldclga@hotmail.com
 
Senior Vice Commander
 
243 Scotts Hill 
Wayne Belk
423-619-1197
gamplr69@epbfi.com
 East Tennessee Vice Commander
159 Hixson
John Davis
931-808-4549 c

johndavis4@blomand.net
 
Middle Tennessee Vice Commander
173 McMinnville
Joel Pipkin
731-549-6738-c
joel@pipkintaxservice.com
 
West Tennessee Vice Commander
243 Scotts Hill
Todd McKinley 
202-256-0219
toddmac78@yahoo.com
      
First District Commander
3 Kingsport
Michael Testerman
865-742-6170
michael.testerman1@gmail.com
Second District Commander
2 Knoxville 
Ronald White
423-554-3865
basketguy@bledsoe.com
Third District Commander
107 Soddy Daisy
Shawn Brunelle
931-200-4869 c
sjbusnpa@yahoo.com
Fourth District Commander
163 Crossville
William Green
615-890-2666
Fifth District Commander
288 Smyrna
Michael Lawler
731-441-4145
mllegionpr@gmail.com
Sixth District Commander
102 Camden
Robert A. Harris
931-581-7334

raharris92854@gmail.com

Seventh District Commander
43 Tullahoma
Jerry Graham
214-504-6176
jj.graham45@gmail.com
 
Eighth District Commander
243 Scotts Hill
David Cobb
731-536-0312- h

cmdrpost174@yahoo.com
 
Ninth District Commander
174 Tiptonville
Paul Hethmon
901-850-0140
Tenth District Commander
250 Germantown
Luther Holsonback
731-608-1076
holsonbackluther@gmail.com
Immediate Past Department Commander
S254 Collinwood

 

Stephen Weismann
901-783-4258 - c
st.weismann@gmail.com

 

Past Department Commander
288 Smyrna
Bobby Ferrell
615-478-8593 c
bobby.ferrell@rocketmail.com

 

 

 

Past Department Commander
27 Memphis
 
 Department Committee/Program Chairs and Directors
 
Name
 Position
 Local Post
Ronald Cook
​502-585-9685
rcookatty@600westmain.com
 Judge Advocate
88 Donelson 
Edward "Eddie" R. Rogers
​931-477-5410
tenntx549@yahoo.com
 
 Chaplain
19 Columbia 
Terry Wilson
615-382-6506- 0
615-574-4298 - C
 Service Officer
45 Greenbrier
Vacant
615-391-5088
Adjutant@TNLegion.org
 VAVS Chair
Department Headquarters
Don Bailey
931-209-8990
donlbaileyjr@gmail.com
Historian
72 Dover
Patricia Bruce
615-585-3218
patricia.bruce007@comcast.net
 Membership Chair
288 Smyrna
Ronald Hessil
262-515-1746
Americanism Chair
16 Murfreesboro
Alvin Boyd
310-686-4645

boyd3295@gmail.com 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 232 Harriman
Lisa Polareck
931-627-1007
lisapolareck@gmail.com
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms
72 Dover
Don "Chuck" Johnson
256-200-4278
 American Legion Baseball Chair
146 Loretto
Kenneth D. Pirtle
731-441-5684
tnpost34shootingsports@yahoo.com
 Junior Shooting Sports Chair
34 Waverly
Ernest Schmidt
931-624-8564
 Boy/Eagle Scout Chair
289 Clarksville
Jason Murphy
931-252-0201
 American Legion Boys State Chair
46 Cookeville
Carl Levi
 Citizens Flag Alliance Chair
14 Chattanooga
Richard "Top" Wright 
573-475-0965
 American Legion Riders Director

72 Dover

Pat Unger
615-210-6156
 Constitution and Bylaws Chair
281 Mount Juliet
Stephen Weismann
910-783-4258 - c

st.weismann@gmail.com
Education and Training Chair 254 Collinwood
Vacant
615-391-5088
 Employment Chair
Department Headquarters
Carl E. Levi
 Finance Chair
14 Chattanooga
Luther Holsonback
731-608-1076
holsonbackluther@gmail.com
 Legislative Chair
162 Selmer
Michael L. Lawler
731-441-4145
mllegionpr@gmail.com
 Media & Communications Chair
102 Camden
Terry Ward
615-519-6523
tswardpost281am@gmail.com
 Oratorical Chair
281 Mount Juliet
Vacant
615-391-5088
 
 Homeless Veteran Chair
Department Headquarters
Joel Pipkin
731-549-6738
 Resolutions Chair

243 Scotts Hill

 
Bill Brooks
423-504-3704
brooks_bill@hcde.org
 
 JROTC Chair
14 Chattanooga
Lauren Meier
865-338-2772
lauren@crtisit.com
Women Veterans Chair
104 Sevierville