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Detachment Commander

The Sons of The American LegionJames Coates, Commander

Detachment of New York

2018 - 2019

Jim is a twenty year Member of Francis M. Dalton Squadron 282, Lima, Livingston County, NY. Now semi-retired, Jim spent the majority of his career developing and maintaining quality management systems for the companies that he worked for.  Jim is married to his wonderful wife Cathy since 2013. Jim has three children, all members of the American Legion Family, a stepdaughter and six grandchildren of which Emma, Lydia, James and Ethan are also members of the American Legion Family.   

Jim’s eligibility is through his father, Michael F. Coates, who served honorably during the Korean War. After being drafted and entering the Army in early March 1951 Mike attended medical school in Osaka, Japan and then joined the 27th Medical Company of the 25th Infantry Division and became part of the 27th “Wolfhound” Regiment. Mike was a medic with B Company.

Jim's has been in Leadership roles as a member of the Sons of The American Legion starting as Squadron Adjutant from 1998-2002, and then in 2002 advancing to Squadron Commander.  In 2004 Jim became the Chaplain for District 7, advancing to Vice Commander from Livingston County in 2005 and finally District Commander from 2007 to 2009.  He then took on the role of Detachment Chaplain from 2009 to 2013, Public Relations Chairman from 2013 to 2015, and Detachment Vice Commander for Districts 7 and 8 from 2015 to 2017.  His accomplishments have been many, including but not limited to the following:

Jim and Cathy live in Honeoye Falls, NY, and is anxious to meet and work with Sons of The American Legion members across the State, as his term continues through the year.

The Commander's Project:

National Emergency Fund

You may present your check directly to Commander Coates 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
A Message from the Commander March 15, 2019

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