The file above is a fillable Adobe PDF document and it helps if you can fill it in electronically. If you have to complete it on paper, please print clearly to avoid mistakes in recording the details in the membership database.

Reminder: All officers must be certified by May 1st each year to be properly recognized at the beginning of the new term (effective this year with the Post-Convention Detachment Executive Committee Meeting on Sunday, May 21st in Marietta, Ohio).

The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion that exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. The S.A.L. is made up of males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.

Together, members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion comprise The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

For more information, visit

» Detachment of Ohio Constitution and Bylaws

Sons of The American Legion Officers

» Full List of Committee Chairmen
Albright, Dennis Special Olympics chairman

Dennis Albright

Detachment Commander
Joseph W. Hoffman Squadron 757

Dave Dilts

Dave Dilts

Detachment First Vice Cmdr.
Zanesville Squadron 29

Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Detachment Second Vice Cmdr.
Loudon Squadron 257

Scott Thornton

Scott Thornton

Detachment Adjutant
Conn-Weissenberger Squadron 587

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Chase Ordway

Detachment Asst. Adjutant
Winnow-Arn Squadron 541

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Jeff Vrabel Jr.

Detachment Chaplain
Mahoning Valley Inc Squadron 15

Towns, Bill J A

Bill Towns Jr.

Detachment Judge Advocate
Don V Cross Squadron 357

Lang, Gary

Gary Lang

Detachment Nat’l Exec. Committeeman
Russell Chadwick Squadron 389

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Jon Coakley II

Detachment Alt. Nat’l Exec. Committeeman
Paschall Squadron 164

Doug Hancock

Doug Hancock

Detachment Imm. Past Commander
Murbach-Siefert Squadron 479

Conley, John

John Conley

Detachment Sergeant-at-Arms
James Dickey Squadron 23

Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter

Detachment Historian
Don V Cross Squadron 357

Dave Dilts

Dave Dilts

Detachment Membership Chairman
Zanesville Squadron 29

Sagraves, Dan VA R Commission

Dan Sagraves

Detachment Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chairman
Huber Heights Squadron 200

Randy Matthews

Randy Matthews

Detachment Americanism Chairman
Isaac Van Wert Squadron 178

Forshey, Bruce CMN Chairman 11th District 1st Vice

Bruce Forshey

Detachment Children & Youth Chairman
Russell Chadwick Squadron 389


Steve Honigfort

Detachment Public Relations Chairman
Kerner-Slusser Squadron 63

Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Detachment Community Service Chairman
Loudon Squadron 257


Craig Smith

Detachment Legislative Chairman
Irvin Hiskey Squadron 535

Detachment Commander, Dennis Albright is accepting orders for the 2022 – 2023 Detachment of Ohio polo shirt.

» Click HERE to download the order form

Please make checks payable and send your order for to:
Dennis Albright | 1778 Liberty Hill Road | Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
For additional information please contact Dennis Albright at


Membership is the lifeblood of any non-profit organization, and the Sons of The American Legion is no exception. We need to continually work hard at renewing the membership of our current members as well as pursue getting new ones to join the S.A.L. in order to be successful in our charitable programs.

» Membership Information

Eligibility for Membership

S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and the Global War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.

The Ohio SALute Newsletter

Jeff Vrabel, Editor |

The Official Newsletter of the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Ohio

Squadrons and Districts are encouraged to send articles, photographs, meeting announcements, fundraisers, activities, and anything else that you think might be a good fit for our newsletter. The Ohio SALute is the best Detachment newsletter in the organization – let’s keep it the best by submitting information in a timely fashion.

Publication deadlines are listed below.

2024 Winter Edition for January, February, March – Articles due no later than December 11, 2023
2024 Spring Edition for April, May, June – Articles due no later than March 12, 2024
2023 Summer Edition for July, August, September – Articles due no later than June 12, 2023
2023 Fall Edition for October, November, December – Articles due no later than September 11, 2023
» Ohio SALute Newsletter

Detachment Convention

The 59th Annual Convention of the Detachment of Ohio Sons of The American Legion will be hosted by:

District 11 and Squadron 389

The Convention Meeting site is: Wingate by Wyndham Hotel
700 Pike St., Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 374-8190
Reservations Contact: Michael Burrell


Overflow hotel for the SAL Convention is: Baymont by Wyndham

701 pike St Marietta Ohio 45750


Rooms are $67.61 plus tax.

code: Sons of the American Legion

» More information

Commander’s Homecoming Bottle Raffle

The Auction began in 1988 at Detachment Commander Terry Kettering’s Homecoming when a bottle of Canadian Club was bought by Dale Hartley. Since then, it has been auctioned at each Detachment Commander’s Homecoming with all funds being donated to The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. In 1991 at Kent Blanchard’s Homecoming, the original bottle was retired in grand style and a new, gold-plated bottle of Canadian Club was presented to continue the tradition.




The Ohio Past Detachment Commanders Club Scholarship Information

The Ohio Past Detachment Commanders Club Scholarship Application

District Commanders


Thomas Rosenbauer


Randy Matthews


Troy Davis


Charles Castle


Cary Kuhl


Theodore Kohler


John Conley


Phillip Lightfoot


Thomas Foss


Matthew Baxter


Chester Crooks


Rocky Searles


Adam Budner


Frederick Hartline

John Robinson, Department S.A.L. Liaison

Phone: (740) 816-7596 | Email:

SAL Forms

Part of the administrative requirements from year-to-year is the submisison of certain report forms to the national, state, and district organizations to
document important details about a squadron [or district]. Providing the details requested on these .pdf or Excel tabs will automatically populate the corresponding
fields on the actual report forms listed below. Specifically, this file will produce completed versions of the following:

1) Annual Squadron Data Report [due to Detachment Headquarters by April 15th each year; National deadline is May 1st]
2) Officers Certification Form (for both squadrons and districts; specific to the Detachment of Ohio) [due to Detachment HQ by May 1st]
3) Notification of Post/Squadron Commanders & Adjutants (to be filed by the Post Adjutant) [due as soon as new officers are known]

Please enter all of the required information where indicated by the orange highlights. Optional information is highlighted in yellow.



Single form Entries:

Officers Certification Form:


Consolidated Squadron Report Form:

(PDF or XLS)

SAL Annual Squadron Data Report

Click Here for up to date Legion & SAL Charter Forms

SAL Charter Application – GENERAL


Charter Cancellation Guidelines

2023 SAL Convention Call Packet

National Appointment Form

Detachment Appointment Form


Individual Recruitment Award Pin

Annual OPDCC Scholarship Application