Commander: Chris Pixley
Sergeant (E-5), U.S. Army, 1983-1986, Kansas & Texas National Guard 1986-1989
Years in Legion: 3
Chris is a US Army Veteran who served as a Sergeant in Combat Arms, 13B, spending most of his time with 1St. Infantry Division. He service time included Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Neu-Ulm, Germany; and Fort Riley Kansas. Since his time in the service, Chris has worked in the Information Technology industry as a Senior Systems Engineer. Chris is a member of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion. He enjoys being with and helping his extended Family.
1st Vice Commander:
David E. Bohling
Technical Sergeant (E-6), US Air Force Retired, 1975-1979, Wyoming ANG 1979-1982, Oklahoma ANG 1982-1997
Years in Legion: 6
David is a retired US Air Force Veteran who was stationed at Mildenhall AB, England UK; Francis E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne Wyoming; Cannon AFB, Clovis NM; Sachon AB, ROK S. Korea; and Kwang Ju AB, ROK S. Korea. Since his time in the military, he was involved in the Law Enforcement and contract Security fields. He enjoys his time with other veterans and helping his veteran Brothers and Sisters.
2nd Vice Commander:
Adjudant: Richard Haas
Retired Master Sergeant (E-7), U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserves, Air National Guard, U.S. Army, and Army National Guard 1987
Years in Legion: 16
Post 655 Officer Positions held: 1st Vice Commander
Rich was the marketing director for the Dominos Pizza Franchise in both Tarrant and Dallas County from 1984 through 2003, and was a sign salesman 2003 through 2013. He has been fully retired sice 2013. He has been a widower since 2000 and he has three children and five grand children. The American Legion gives him a chance to still serve his country by serving veterans.
Finance Officer: Laura Palmer
Historian/Webmaster: Christopher Koopmans
Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1995 - 2009; U.S. Air Force Reserves, 2009-Present
Years in Legion: 11
Chris joined the active duty Air Force directly out of high school and worked as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist for 11 years. He then retrained into the paralegal career field where he worked for two years. Chris separated from active duty after 13 years, and enlisted in the Air Force Reserves where he retrained again into the Aerial Port career field. On the civilian side, Chris is a paralegal for the Social Security Administration. Chris wanted to give back to the country that gave so much to him, so he is a strong proponent of veteran’s issues. The American Legion is a great organization that does just that.
Sergeant at Arms: Frank J. Perry
U.S. Navy Reserves 1961 – 1962, U.S. Navy 1962 – 1966
Years in Legion: 11
After a brief break in service, Frank re-joined the USN Seabee's for 2 years as a first-class builder. Frank has owned his own business for over 40 years as a remodeling contractor, and he has since retired. Frank has been a member of American Legion for 6 years, and it has meant a great deal to him. Further, he is a member of the American Legion riders and Patriot Guard.