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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.

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1st Vice Commander:  
Richard B. "Rick" Lilly
 

US Army/US Navy 1972 – 1995

Years in Legion: 

Rick served in the US Army’s Airborne Forces from 1972 – 1980 rising the rank of staff Sargant E-6. His basic MOS was 11B Infantry. In 1980- Rick completed his degree and left the Army to accept a commission in the US Navy where he served there in a wide variety of assignments in Naval Aviation. In civilian life, Rick worked for two major airlines as a line technician in several major cities. Rick retired in July 2020 and became more active in the American Legion.  He has many hobbies, but really enjoys his life with his wife Weifen and their pets.

2nd Vice Commander:
Thomas Hain  
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Adjudant:
Amy King
Judge Advocate: 
Dan Ratliff
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: 13

 

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.

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Sergeant at Arms:
John Hossier
Veterans Service Officer:
Chad Paige
Chaplain:
Rod Bennett