Department Commander

Department Commander

Delegates at The American Legion, Department of Michigan 2018 Annual Convention in Kalamazoo elected U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Steve Striggow as their 100th Department Commander.

Commander Steve Striggow joined the Marine Corps in 1969 and received training as a avionics calibration specialist assigned to Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in California.

Immediate Past Commander

Brett Holt is the Immediate Past Commander

Commander Holt served in the U.S. Navy from 1983-1994 and gained his eligibility in The American Legion during the Lebanon/Grenada Era, making him Michigan’s first post-Vietnam Era Commander. He is a member of American Legion Post 439 in Saginaw.

Brett served aboard the aircraft carriers USS America (CVA-66) & USS George Washington (CVN-73) and spent three years as a recruiter in Houston, Texas.  Two of those years as Recruiter-in Charge of a five-man station.

He was a member of the commissioning crew for the USS George Washington and served as member of the ships liaison to the Newport News Shipbuilding Company.

National Executive Committeeman

Ray Moore, U.S. Army Veteran, from the Vietnam War-Era.  He is a PUFL, a member of American Legion Post 300 and a 36 continuous member.