Policy Committee Purpose:

The purpose of the Policy Committee is to study, recommend, and formulate policies that will be beneficial to the Department on all matters that will tend to increase the prestige of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin and to advance the best interests of The American Legion. No recommendation shall be considered as final unless approved by the Department Executive Committee or a Department Convention. The Committee meets at the Department Fall Meetings, Midwinter, Department Spring Meetings, Resolution Meeting, the Department Convention and at the call of the Commander.


Ted DeMicchi, Member - Somers

Bob Batty, Member - Cedarburg

Denise Rohan, PNC, Ex-Officio - Verona

Al Richards, Member - Marshfield

Chuck Cooney, Member - Franklin

Roy Helms, Member - Oshkosh

Dallas Loesel, Member - Mondovi

Bob Shappell, NECman, DEC Liaison

The Department Judge Advocate is a Consultant to this committee.


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On this day in 1919, The American Legion is federally chartered, which authorizes the as-yet unincorporated organization to proceed to the adoption of a constitution and bylaws, elect officers “and do all other things necessary” as outlined in U.S. Code, Title 36, Chapters 41-50. Under Chapter 43, “Purposes of corporation,” much of the language is borrowed from the original draft Preamble to The American Legion Constitution with some notable deviations, such as “to promote peace and good will among the peoples of the United States and all the nations of the earth” and “to cement the ties and comradeship born of service.” The original charter outlines the powers and authority of the organization, membership criteria, naming rights, exclusivity to manufacture and use The American Legion emblem, and a requirement that “the organization shall be nonpolitical and, as an organization, shall not promote the candidacy of any person seeking public office.” #AmericanLegionDay ... See MoreSee Less