I am a member of The Sons of the American Legion through my father a Marine Corp. veteran who served in WWII. He fought in the battle at Iwo Jima. I am also very proud of my brother who is a Navy, (Seabees), veteran. I have been a member of The Sons of the American Legion for 13 years with Squadron #174 in Wayne, NJ. I have held the following offices since being a member.
2 years as Squadron Sergeant at Arms
4 years as Squadron Second Vice Commander
2 years as Squadron First Vice Commander
2 years as Squadron Commander
3 years as Squadron Adjutant
Currently Squadron Commander
2 years as D.E.C. for Passaic County
1 year as Asst. Sergeant at Arms
3 years as Detachment Vice Commander
2 years as C.O.T.A. Chairman
As written by Detachment Commander Matt Thalasinos, I have given my resignation as Vice Commander for the State of New Jersey. This is very hard for me, but it is time to make this move.
I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has supported me these last three years. Many friends have been made through my travels while being your Vice Commander. I know that we will keep in touch and stay friends as we move forward. I would personally like to thank the three Detachment Commanders that I have had the honor to serve under. PDC David Page, PDC Jeffery Hicks and Commander Matt Thalasinos. All three have given me the knowledge that I can take back to the local level and share. (Especially PDC David Page, with his support as a rookie, I am not sure if the next two years would have happened.)
Note: I am not leaving the Detachment completely. I will still be involved in many ways to help the Detachment moving forward. (Who knows, some day I may step back into the Detachment and run for an office.)
I look forward to taking my knowledge to the local level so I can teach them everything that I have learned and to help them be stronger members.
Thank you all
Just a note: I will now be the D.E.C. for Passaic County. My paperwork has been submitted to Trenton through The American Legion. I look forward to working with the Squadrons and the Legion family in my county. My goal is to build the county up and start a committee. I will still be visiting Squadrons in the counties that I covered when I was Vice Commander. I have many friends in these counties that I want to keep in touch with. Also, I will work close with the next Vice Commander that takes over these counties.
For God & Country
Greg Shaffer, Detachment Vice Commander
56 Brookdale Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
For God and Country