John M. West
Post 408


101 S Baltimore Ave., Derby, KS 67037


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SAL Squadron 408 Officers

Commander:  Michael Turner   316-312-0988

Duties: This individual is entrusted with the important duty of teaching and protecting the cardinal principles of the Sons of The American Legion and the supervision of duties of all other officers of the squadron. He is guided by the squadron constitution and by the decision of the squadron as a body. Yet, responsibility for the squadron's success rests largely upon his shoulders.

1st Vice Commander:  Marvin Landes   316-992-9510

Duties: The responsibilities of this office are devoted largely to the membership enrollment activities of the squadron and other duties as assigned by the Commander. There is nothing more important to the life and blood of the squadron then the membership. The First Vice Commander should be willing and able to fill in for the Squadron Commander if the need arises.

2nd Vice Commander:  Roger Elkins   

Duties: The responsibilities of this office are concerned primarily with patriotic observances, the development of squadron activities, and planning entertainment and social features that may be scheduled in conjunction with squadron meetings.

Adjutant:  Kelly Marion   316-871-0990

Duties: This officer is the secretary of the squadron, maintaining contact with individual squadron members and higher levels of the organization, keeping squadron records, and publishing any necessary orders, announcements, and instructions.

Treasurer:  Kelly Marion   316-871-0990

Duties: This officer has the responsibility of receiving squadron moneys and paying all squadron bills when the Squadron Commander, and/or the Post Officials have given authorization for payment. The treas Officer should have financial reports ready for every Squadron meeting

Chaplin:  Brian Simpson   316-304-4046

Duties: This officer is responsible for the spiritual leadership of the squadron. In addition to attending all meetings, he should be ready upon occasion to take part in the initiation of new members, dedication ceremonies, and the funeral services of a comrade. Ms opening and closing prayers should be in tune with the type of meeting being attended. The Chaplain needs to be aware of the sick and injured members of the Squadron and take it upon himself to send the appropriate cards or well wishes.

Sgt. at Arms:  Robert Whittaker   316-253-5446

Duties: This officer is the sentinel or outer guard of the squadron. In addition to being the custodian of the flag and squadron standards, he should be ready at all times to assist the Squadron Commander. During meetings, he is the eyes and ears for the Commander, keeping the flow of traffic to a minimum during meeting and announcing and escorting any guests to the speakers table.

Liaison/AL Advisor:  Bryan Page   316-259-1838


Webmaster:  Brandon M. Trube   316-804-8324

Duties: To troubleshoot, develop, and maintain the website, and electronic services, and to educate members on its use and function.


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