Department Commander

2021-2022 Department Commander

Richard T. Dubay


Richard Dubay from American Legion Post 4 in Mt. Clemens was elected the 2021-2022 Department Commander.

Commander Dubay earned his eligibility in the American Legion through his service in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War Era.  He served from 1966 to 1969 and was trained as an aircraft maintenance specialist. Commander Dubay served in Thailand and Vietnam.

Commander Dubay is from Waldenburg MI and graduated from Chippewa Valley High School.

Commander Dubay is married to Mary; which is also serving as the Michigan Auxiliary President; they have four children and eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He credits his success to his wife Mary and his family that has stood by him through everything he has done.

Commander Dubay retired after 40 years of labor. Thirty of these years was working as a manufacturing supervisor of a Detroit area automobile supplier and another 6 years as security for Detroit Edison Plant security.

Commander Dubay recalls highlights as he served our National organization as the Historian.




Immediate Past Commander - Barry Wood


Delegates at The American Legion, Department of Michigan 2019 Annual Convention in Kalamazoo elected U.S. Navy & Army  Veteran Barry Wood as their 101st Department Commander.

In 1973, Commander Wood reenlisted in the U.S. Army, in the military intelligence field.  He served in the enlisted ranks for seven years until being commissioned as a chief warrant officer.  He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1989.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master's degree in public administration.






 National Executive Committeeman 2021 - 2023

Jerry Lynch U.S. Navy 









Alt National Executive Committeeman 2021 - 2023

Larry Money U.S. Army