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Detachment Commander

The Sons of The American LegionWilliam Clancy, III, Commander

Detachment of New York

2017 - 2018

William Clancy is a native of City Island in Bronx County NY, home to American Legion Post 156.  Known to his friends as Bill, he has been a member of the Legion family since birth as his father and grandfather were past commanders of Post 156, and his mother and grandmother, members of Unit 156 in which his mother MaryAnne was a past unit president.

Bill’s grandfather (Bill Sr.), was a Carpenter’s Mate in the US Navy aboard a YMS-1 Class minesweeper which he helped build at Nevins Shipyard on City Island.  His ship cleared mines off the coast of Normandy and then in the Mediterranean. Bills dad (Bill Jr) was a US Army airborne combat engineer from 1961 to 1963 with service at West Point, southern France, and Fort Lewis, WA

Bill is a graduate of Boys State, as well as the Legion Auxiliary Freedoms Foundation Program in Valley Forge PA.  He is a 28-year founding member of Squadron 156 where he has served in almost every role including 4 terms as Squadron Commander.  He has served as Detachment Vice Commander for districts 1 & 9 since 2014 and was instrumental in forming the Bronx County Sons Organization as well as the 9th District Sons Organization

Bill is a graduate of Iona College with a degree in Finance and Columbia University with a Degree in Management. He was a Sr. manager of Business Development at American Express before leaving to start Urban Upkeep, a NYC property management firm that employs more than 47 people.  Bill is a member of the US Eagle Scout Association and a recipient of a US Congressional Silver Medal for Community service. He sits on the Advisory Board of Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, and is President of the Board of Trustees of Pelham Cemetery.

He resides on City Island with his wife Kurstal and 2 sons, Geir and Stenn who are both members of Squadron 156.


The Commander's Project:

National Emergency Fund

You may present your check directly to Commander Clancy when he visits your County, or you may wish to mail your contribution to:
112 STATE ST., SUITE 1300
ALBANY, NY 12207

Make Checks Payable to:
Sons of The American Legion Detachment of New York
Please denote which Project in the MEMO section of your check

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