Wilson Ritch Post 432


Wilson Ritch Post 432

2023-2024 Post Officers


Michael Williams


Bob Masterson

1st Vice Commander

Bruce Miller

2nd Vice Commander

Rick Wilcox

3rd Vice Commander

Alex Melabardis

Legal Officer

Kevin Powers

Sergeant at Arms

Rich Roberts

Finanace Officer






Gene Ordmandy

1 Year Trustee



2 Year Trustee

Jerry Doran

3 Year Trustee


Post Appointed Standing Committees





Edward Haran

Blue Star Mothers


Boys State


Children & Youth


Linda Metcalf

Club Manager

Ron Romaszka

 Service Officer


Richard Roberts

House Chairman / Graves Registration

Bill Wolf Sr




Ed Haran


Sick Call Visiting / Veterans Affairs




Kathy Nielsen


To Contact Any Post Officers Call 631-473-9774


Elected Officers Duties

Post Commander

The Commander is the chief executive officer of the Post and shall supervise, lead and manage the Post and its Officers.

                The Commander shall preside at all Board Meetings, General Meetings, Special General meetings and Special Board Meetings; nominate Standing Committees and Temporary Committees and their Chair, perform the duties necessary to keep the Post operating in an effective and efficient manner; have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board, Bylaws or as promulgated by the American Legion; and preserve the integrity of the Post Charter.


First Vice-Commander

First Vice Commander is the Chair of the Membership Committee, and shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of Commander in the absence or disability of the Commander.


Second Vice-Commander

Second Vice Commander is the Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, assist with Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation, public affairs and community outreach as directed by the Commander and shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of First Vice-Commander or Commander, in the absence or disability of such officers.


Third Vice-Commander

Third Vice Commander is the Chair of the Americanism Committee, and shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of Second Vice-Commander, First Vice-Commander or Commander, in the absence or disability of such officers.


Finance Officer

The Finance Officer shall be the Chair of the Finance Committee, and responsible for overseeing the financial records of the Post.



The Post Historian shall compile and preserve a pictorial Post history for print and electronic distribution.



The Sergeant-at-arms shall preserve order at all meetings and shall perform such other duties as may be from time to time assigned to him by the Commander.



The Chaplain shall be charged with the spiritual welfare of Post members and will offer divine but non-sectarian service in the event of dedications, funerals, public functions, etc., and adhere to such ceremonial rituals as are recommended by the National or Department Headquarters.


Appointed Officers Duties


The Adjutant

The Adjutant is the Secretary of the Board. Under the direction of the Commander, the Adjutant shall: receive and answer all correspondence of the Post; have charge of and keep a complete and correct record of the proceedings of all Official Meetings; and prepare summarized meeting minutes and reports for publication.


Legal Chairman

The Legal Chaiman's duties shall be to advise the Post Commander on the interpretation or modifications of the post’s Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations.


Service Officer

The Service Officer duties shall be generally that of: coordinating all Post 432 veteran’s assistance programs; assist in processing veteran’s claims; and protecting the rights and privileges of all veterans, their dependents and survivors.


Volunteer Groups and Positions within the Post


Honors Rifle Squad and Color Guard

Post 432 Honors Rifle Squad was organized to assist our regular uniformed military men and women in rendering military honors at memorial services for our fellow veterans. The squad also performs at various functions such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, and special occasions. New members are always welcome and much needed.

                Anyone interested in joining the ranks of the Rifle Squad should be willing to give a small amount of their personal time to training and taking part in the various ceremonies. We try to keep the close order drill very simple and basic so it should be easy for anyone to learn.



Kevin Powers

Sergeant at Arms


Jerry Doran



Mike Williams