Detachment of New Jersey


Jeff Hicks

Updated July 29, 2022

Greetings American Legion Family Member or Friend:

Thankfully, the 60th Annual NJ SAL Detachment Convention held in Wildwood on Thursday and Friday, June 9th and 10th, 2022, respectively, was a big success! We had over 450 registered delegates partake in the business of the 2022 Detachment Convention. Congratulations to our outgoing Detachment Commander Henry Hasselhan on a very productive 2021-22 administrative year! Best wishes to our newly elected and installed Detachment Commander Mark Natale and the 2022-23 Detachment Officers for a fruitful year ahead!

The first Department Convention Committee meeting of the 2022-23 administrative year will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Post 458 - North Trenton, starting at 7:00 PM. Be advised, this meeting is only open to myself as the NJ SAL Detachment Liaison. Any important information that I glean from this meeting will be properly shared with the Detachment in a timely manner.

Prior to the Department Convention Committee meeting, I would like to convene a Detachment Convention Committee meeting via the Zoom platform. An exact date and time for this virtual meeting have not been decided yet, but hopefully by the first week in August 2022. Please stay tuned for details. The purpose of this meeting will be to learn of feedback (both positive and negative) from the general membership as to what worked and did not work at the 2022 Detachment Convention. This feedback will then be considered under advisement for ways to enhance the 2023 Detachment Convention. All NJ SAL members in good standing are welcome to participate in this Zoom meeting.

As always, I am available anytime throughout the year to field questions or concerns that you might have about the Detachment of New Jersey's Convention. You are encouraged to use any of the contact methods noted below to reach me. I am humbled to once again serve our Detachment membership as Convention Chairman.

Be well, SAL comrades!

For God & Country,


Jeffrey E. Hicks, PDC, NAA (Sq. 526)

Chairman, Detachment Convention Committee

Sons of The American Legion

Detachment of New Jersey

Phone/text: (609) 206-6583