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

Name

 

Position and Duties

E-mail Address

Luther Holsonback

Department Commander
Dean A. Tuttle
Department Adjutant and Finance Officer
Robbie Watson
 
Executive Secretary
Debi Cole
 
Bookkeeper
 
Department Executive Committee - 19 Voting Members
 

Name

 

Position

Home Post & Location

Luther Holsonback
731-608-1076

lmholso@gmail.com
 Department Commander
 162 Selmer
Don Mathis
423-605-8211 - c
423-775-3039 - h

dmathis@volstate.net
 
 National Executive Committeeman  
100 Dayton
Earl Watson
615-972-6183 - c
 
 Alternate National Executive Committeeman
88 Donelson 
Gary Stidham
423-914-2990 - c
gary.stidham@hck12.net
 East Tennessee Vice Commander
3 Kingsport
Larry Kersey
317-213-9607
navy78lk@att.net
 
Middle Tennessee Vice Commander
78 Manchester
Lanny Culver
​731-225-8033
ldclga@hotmail.com
 
West Tennessee Vice Commander
243 Scotts Hill
Ron Cales
​423-415-4771

streetbob56@gmail.com            
First District Commander
41 Newport
Hugh Turpin
865-272-5116
district2commander@gmail.com
Second District Commander
172 Clinton
Tom Bruce
423-315-6359- c
tmbruce@epbfi.com
Third District Commander
100 Dayton
Shawn Brunelle
931-200-4869 c
sjbusnpa@yahoo.com
Fourth District Commander
163 Crossville
John Davis
931-808-4549 c

johndavis4@blomand.net
Fifth District Commander
173 McMinnville
Willie Smith
​270-798-7365 - c
willie.smith10@yahoo.com
 
Sixth District Commander
289 Clarksville 
David Ogburn
​912-674-0690 - c
davidogburn756@gmail.com
Seventh District Commander
146 Loretto
Joel Pipkin
​731-5496738-c
jfpipkin@peoplepc.com
Eighth District Commander
243 Scotts Hill
David Cobb
731-536-0312- h

cmdrpost174@yahoo.com
 
Ninth District Commander
174 Tiptonville
Louis Paris
901-759-1515 - h
loupjr@mac.com
 
Tenth District Commander
250 Germantown
Stephen Weismann
910-783-4258 - c
st.weismann@gmail.com
Immediate Past Department Commander
254 Collinwood
Bobby Ferrell
615-478-8593 c
bobby.ferrell@rocketmail.com
Past Department Commander
288 Smyrna
Nancy Harper
901-371-6046 - c
Past Department Commander
27 Memphis
 
 Department Committee/Program Chairmen 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
615-574-4298
 Service Officer & VA&R Veterans Preference Chairman
45 Greenbrier
Vacant
615-391-5088
Adjutant@TNLegion.org
 VAVS Chairman
Dept HQ
Michael J. Connors
615-812-4493

connorsbeef@bellsouth.net
Historian
19 Columbia
Michael F. Hannan
315-573-0703- c

druidharley@hotmail.com
 Membership and Post Activities Chairman
3 Kingsport
Michael Walczyk
901-850-8252
mwalczyk@bellsouth.net
Americanism Chairman
250 Germantown
Marty Everett
865-399-7715

martyeverett@comcast.net 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 2 Knoxville
Alvin Boyd
310-686-4645

boyd3295@gmail.com 
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms
232 Harriman
Don "Chuck" Johnson
615-391-5088

coachplus@sbcglobal.net
 American Legion Baseball Chairman
146 Loretto
Marty Goodman
931-349-9438
 Junior Shooting Sports Chairman
46 Cookeville 
Ernest Schmidt
931-624-8564

eaglewarr7@yahoo.com
 Boy/Eagle Scout Chairman
289 Clarksville
Judge Gary McKenzie  gsmckenzie@me.com
 American Legion Boys State Chairman
 46 Cookeville
Carl Levi
 Citizens Flag Alliance
14 Chattanooga
Jackie L. Laird 
731-364-5766
 American Legion Riders Director

55 Martin

Robert W. Hensley
423-335-2969-c

robhen47@gmail.com
 Constitution & By-Laws Chairman
61 Mountain City
Vacant
615-391-5088
 Employment Chairman
Dept HQ
Carl E. Levi
 Finance Chairman
14 Chattanooga
Robert W. Hensley
423-335-2969-c

robhen47@gmail.com
 Legislative Chairman
61 Mountain City
Michael L. Lawler
731-441-4145
mllegionpr@gmail.com
 Public Relations, Media & Communications Chairman
102 Camden
Charles Osterhoudt
315-868-2267 - c
coster7794@gmail.com
 Oratorical Chairman
163 Crossville
William Jones
901-864-9516
 Homeless Veteran Chairman
27 Memphis
Pat Unger
615-210-6156
patunger6156@gmail.com 
 Resolutions Chairman
281 Mount Juliet
Nancy Harper
901-371-6046
 JROTC Chairman
27 Memphis
Billie Zeveney
931-338-7610
Women Veterans Chairwoman
289 Clarksville


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