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Detachment Commander

The Sons of The American LegionDennis George, Commander

Detachment of New York

2019 - 2020

Detachment Commander Dennis George hails from Oriskany, NY, an 18 year member of Oriskany Squadron 1448.  Dennis served for 4 years as Commander, and held other Officer positions for another 10 years.  He also served for 4 years as Oneida County Commander, and from 2016-2018 held he position of 5th District Commander, the largest District in the Detachment.

Starting in 2014, Dennis has also been an active member of the Detachment Americanism Commission, and attended and graduated from the National Sons of The American Legion Leadership Training.  He as well, is a 2018 graduate of the American Legion College and the American Legion Extension Institute.  He is Past President and Life member of the ABC and USBC Bowling Associations, a member of the Rome NY Bowling Hall of Fame, Board Officer and Life Member of the Stanwix Veterans and Men's Club, and is a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Dennis earned a B.A. in Sociology from Syracuse University in 1970, as well as attended Graduate studies in Adult Education from Syracuse University & College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.  He is retired from the State of NY after 37 years working in Staff Training & Development and Information Technology.

Commander George receives his eligibility from his father, Harold T. George, USMC, WWII –Pacific Theater.   His dad also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and in the Army National Guard.   His grandfather, Andrew Zegarelli served in the U.S. Army during WWI.   His brother, David, served in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam veteran.  He is a Legionnaire at Farragut Post 1195, Hastings-On-Hudson, and a Sons member at Oriskany Squadron 1448.

The Commander's wife of 51 years, Kathi, and their daughter, Jenna, are also members of the Oriskany Auxiliary Unit 1448. 

Concerning his expectations and visions for the Detachment in 2019-2020, Detachment Commander George states, "My focus will be on membership, accountability, support of American Legion programs, and increased communication.  I will also emphasize the importance of our organization as an integral part of the American Legion family".


The Commander's Project:

National Emergency Fund


The Child Welfare Foundation

You may present your check directly to Commander George when he visits your County, or you may wish to mail your contribution to:

1304 Park Blvd

Troy, NY 12180

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

Email  Click to send an email to Commander George

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