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How many commanders has your post had?

Francis Scott Key Post 11 in Frederick, Md., has an impressive leadership tradition: since its formation in 1919, no one has served as post commander more than once.
According to Rick Stup, a former post commander and now chair of the post's Centennial committee, preparing for the Centennial led to their archives, and a 1920s debate about who should lead the post.
"The discussion among members and commanders," he says, "was that we should never have a repeat post commander. If we did, we weren't doing our job of recruiting members and developing leaders to help veterans and the many causes that our post and The American Legion have."
The American Legion is interested in knowing how many other posts can say the same. If you can, contact Laura Edwards at and tell us about it.