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Chester Bird post 523 officers and staff


Commander - Craig Hartman
1st Vice Commander - Stephen Taylor

2nd Vice Commander - Mike Sheehan
Adjutant - Tom Martin
Finance Officer - Ruth Claseman
Chaplain - Robert "Bob" Hansen
Sergeant at Arms - Dearest Welwolie
Judge Advocate - Open
Historian - Open
Service Officer - John Vanhook
Executive Board Members-at-Large: Tim Arimond and Larry Schnack


General Manager - Shelley Schlichting
Bar Manager - Jaymie Larson
Gaming Manager - Bob Borkovec
Assistant Gaming Manager - Douge Schildgen
Marketing Consultant - Delainey Thorud

Sons of the American Legion

This Post recognizes a subsidiary organization attached to the Post known as The Sons of The American Legion, Squadron 523, Detachment of Minnesota.
Commander - Michael Wille
1st Vice Commander - John Erntson
2nd Vice Commander - Open
Finance Officer - Brent Hadoff
Chaplain - Joe Sears
Historian - Joe Sears 
Sergeant at Arms - Evan Komar


This Post recognizes an Auxiliary organization known as the Chester Bird American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 523.
President - Sherri Wicks
1st Vice President - Julie Knoblauch
2nd Vice President - Jodi Dougherty
Treasurer - Leann Roehl
Secretary - Susan Trussell
Chaplain - Chris Henkels
Sergeant at Arms - Lynne Bunde
Historian - Jeanne Ekegren 
Membership - Julie Knoblauch 

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