Our Officers and Board 2016-17

Chain of Command
 
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Officers
Name  (Click on a name for photo)
 Commander *
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Dominick DeCrescenzo
 First Vice Commander *
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 Second Vice Commander *
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 Third Vice Commander *
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James (Jim) Duffy
 Adjutant
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Ralph Depaola
 Treasurer *
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 Service Officer *
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 Chaplain
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Dennis Casey
 Sergeant-at-Arms
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Peter (Pete) Militello
 Booking Agent
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 Special Projects Officer
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 Historian and Chairman Emeritus
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 Homeland Security & Civil Preparedness
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 Judge Advocate
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Robert Smith, III
 Newsletter Editor and Webmaster
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Board of Directors
 
 
Chairman *
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Member *
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John Diaz
Member *
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Robert Smith, III 
 
 *  Denotes elected position for one year term
 

Board elections are held in December and take effect January.  Officer elections are held in May and take effect 1 July.


Bios and Backgrounds

 Past Post Commander, June 2008 -2013

Melody Thomas - Service Biography

Commander Thomas enlisted in the New York Army National Guard in 1975 and transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve in 1980. She served a total of 31 years in the military before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006. 


During her long and distinguished career, LTC Thomas served as a military police officer, a transportation officer, a maintenance officer, a logistician, a training officer and an Inspector General.  Assignments included the 42nd Aviation Battalion, 364th Support Group, 301st Area Support Group, 77th USARCOM, 77th RSC, the 78th Training Division, and the US Army Reserve Command. 


Awards earned along the way include the Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Cold War Medal, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 5 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, 2 National Defense Ribbons, Overseas Training Ribbon, 5 Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbons, 3 New York Military Commendation Medals, New York Aid to Civil Authorities Medal, New York Humane Service Medal and New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Ribbon.

Senior Officers

Dominick DeCrescenzo

First Vice Commander, Membership

Wilfred (Will) Affelt
Second Vice Commander
, Entertainment
James (Jim) Duffy
Third Vice Commander, Americanism