“We must have compassion for our fellow members, and all those we serve. We must serve with integrity. And, we must have the determination to complete the task.”
Stanley A. Pleasant

Department Commander

Stanley A. Pleasant

Phone: 740-362-7478 | Email: commander@ohiolegion.com

Stanley A. Pleasant was appointed to the high office of Commander by unanimous vote at the 99th Department Convention in July of this year. As Department Commander of the largest Veteran’s organization statewide, Stanley will serve a 1-year term as the lead Ambassador of over 540 locations and 96,000 members.

Stanley graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business and Information Management, and is a graduate of The American Legion Extension Course Institute (ALEI). He has two daughters (Tiffanie and Tessa), five grandchildren and one great grandson. He resides in Dayton, Ohio.

Service to Veterans

Stanley has an impressive 22-year membership with The American Legion. He is a life member of the Chappie James Post 776. At National Level, he serves on the National Americanism Council. At Department level, he serves as the Current Commander, served as the 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, and Treasurer. At District level, he serviced as the Thundering 3rd District Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, Finance Officer, Judge Advocate, and Assistant Sergeant- at-Arms. At Post level, he served the Chappie James Post 776 as Post Commander for two terms, as Post 1st Vice Commander for three terms, as Post Adjutant for five terms, as Post Trustee for three terms, and as Post Historian. In addition, Stanley has served as Finance Committee Chairman, Child Welfare Committee Chairman, 2nd Vice Commander of the Montgomery County Council, and Buckeye Boys State Commissioner and Trustee.

In addition to his service to The American Legion, Stanley is as a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2800 where he served as an Adjutant and Junior Vice, and is a member of American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 24.

Service to Country

Prior to finding his home at The American Legion, Stanley devoted 37-years to the Department of Defense. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Manpower Management Technician in 1992, and retired from the Department of Defense as a Management Analyst in 2013.



Robert ‘Bob’ Schmitt | 1st Vice Commander

Email: 1stvice@ohiolegion.com

The First Vice Commander serves under the Commander of the Department of Ohio. His responsibilities include being Membership Committee Chairman, ensuring that the Legion message is heard by all veterans, and providing the overall mission for the membership year.

Harold Krieg | Treasurer

Email: treasurer@ohiolegion.com

The Treasurer serves under the Commander of the Department of Ohio. They are responsible for the oversight of the finances for the Department of Ohio.

Roger Friend | 2nd Vice Commander

Email: 2ndvice@ohiolegion.com

The Second Vice Commander serves under the Commander of the Department of Ohio. He travels throughout the state being present at events enhancing the 4 pillars of the organization. His focus is constantly in speaking, to assure it is understood that The American Legion is present to serve our veterans now and into the future.

Clausing, Dennis

Dennis Clausing

Post 421 Fairview Park
National Executive Committeeman

Klostermeier, Bob

Robert Klostermeier

Post 553 Adams Township
Alternate Nat’l Executive Committeeman

Monroe, George

George Monroe

Post 450 Milford
Department Sergeant-At-Arms

Kennedy, Mike

Michael Kennedy

Post 297 Payne
Asst. Sgt-At-Arms

Dickey, Dennis

Dennis Dickey

Post 353 Ansonia
Asst. Sgt-At-Arms

Cunningham, Aaron

Aaron Cunningham

Post 199 Harrison
Asst. Sgt-At-Arms

Arndt, Bart

Bart Arndt

Post 97 Cardington
Asst. Sgt-At-Arms

Withero, Robert

Robert Witherow

Post 736 East Liverpool
Asst. Sgt-At-Arms

Shigley, Tim

Timothy Shigley

Post 614 Hilliard
Asst. Sgt-At-Arms