Past Commanders

Heth
Gen Harry Heth (1876)
Virginia
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Lanard
Col Thomas S. Lanard (1925-1929)
State Fencibles Infantry “1813”
Philadelphia, PA

 Wells
Maj Wellington Wells (1930-1931)
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company “1638”
Boston, MA

Snyder
Maj Edward H. Snyder (1932-1933)
Old Guard City of New York “1826”
New York, NY

 
Col Charles J. Lockhart (1933-1934)
Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard “1775”
New Haven, CT

 Hancock
BG Frank A. Hancock (1935-1954)
Veterans Corps Fifth Regiment Infantry “1888”
Baltimore, MD

Burr

 Cpt Harry S. Burr (1955-1956)
Veterans Corps, 1st Regiment Infantry, NGP “1747”
Philadelphia, PA

Sherman
Ltc Donald P. Sherman (1957)
Old Guard City of New York “1826”
New York, NY

 Migell
Cpt Augustus J. Migell (1958)
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company “1638”
Boston, MA

Searls
Col Wellington B. Searls (1959-1960)
Veterans Corps 5th Regiment Infantry “1888”
Baltimore, MD

 Zito
Maj Patrick F. Zito (1961-1962)
Putnam Phalanx “1858”
Hartford, CT

 Rosenblum
Ltc George Rosenblum (1963-1964)
Old Guard City of New York “1826”
New York, NY

Wise
BG James C. Wise (1965-1966)
Old Guard Bn, Gate City Guard “1857”
Atlanta, GA

 Kandarian
Maj Everett H. Kandarian (1967)
1st Company Governor’s Horse Guard “1788”
Avon, CT

 Maloney
Col James G. Maloney (1968)
1st Delaware Regiment (ARA) “1776”
Wilmington, DE

 Rizza
Col John J. Rizza (1969-1970)
Old Guard City of New York “1826”
New York, NY

Williams

 MG Alwyn T. Williams (1971-1972)
Veteran Guard, 3rd Infantry Regt, NGP “1747”
Philadelphia, PA

 Boram
Col George G. Boram (1973)
Veterans Corps 5th Regiment Infantry “1888”
Baltimore, MD

 Cusack
Ltc Matthew G. Cusack, Sr. (1974-1975)
Old Guard City of New York “1826”
New York, NY

 Clair
BG James E. Clair (1976-1977)
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company “1638”
Boston, MA

White
BG Eli E. White (1978)
Old Guard Bn, Gate City Guard “1857”
Atlanta, GA

 Thomas
BG Raymond A. Thomas (1979)
Bristol Train of Artillery “1776”
Bristol, RI

Todd
Ltc Michael R. Todd (1980)
Old Guard City of New York “1826”
New York, NY

Nicoll
Col James C. Nicoll, Jr. (1981)
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company “1638”
Boston, MA

Col Pasquale P. Romano (1982) (Photo not available)
Old Guard, State Fencibles “1819”
Philadelphia, PA

Col Joseph D. Reynolds (1983-1984) (Photo not available)
Fusilier Veterans Corps “1787”
Danvers, MA

 Kovach
Col Steven F. Kovach (1985-1986)
Old Guard City of New York “1826”
New York, NY

 Tingley
Col James W. Tingley, Jr. (1987-1988)
Kentish Guards “1774”
East Greenwich, RI

Milam
Col Edward L. Milam, III (1989) and his wife Patricia
Gate City Guard “1854”
Atlanta, GA

DiStefano
Ltc Laurence J. DiStefano, Jr. (1990-1991)
Veteran Guard, 3rd Infantry Regt, NGP “1747”
Philadelphia, PA

 Sposito
Col Peter J. Sposito, Jr. (1992-1993) and his wife Jean
1st Company Governor’s Foot Guard “1771”
Hartford, CT

Theiling
MG Henry W. Theiling (1994-1995) and his wife Virginia
Washington Light Infantry “1807”
Charleston, SC

 Cusack
Col Matthew G. Cusack (1996-1997) and his wife Naomi
88th Brigade, New York Guard “1861”
New York, NY

 Sheldon
Col Robert Sheldon (1998-1999) and his wife Pat
Kentish Guards “1774”
East Greenwich, RI

Wallace
Cpt Charles Wallace (2000) and his wife Elaine
1st Company Governor’s Foot Guard “1771”
Hartford, CT

Merion
BG Richard Merion (2001) and his wife Jeanette
Veteran Guard, 3rd Infantry Regt, NGP “1747”
Philadelphia, PA

Erff
Col Richard Erff (2002-2003) and his wife Jean
2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard “1775”
New Haven, CT

Siegling
MG Henry I. Siegling (2004-2005) and his wife Jane
Washington Light Infantry “1807”
Charleston, SC

 Leonard
Col Howard J. Leonard (2006-2007)
New Hampshire Governor’s Horse Guards “1859”
Concord, New Hampshire

Beckman
Col Carl Beckman (2008)
Washington Light Infantry “1807”
Charleston, SC

Hebert
Cpt Edgar Hebert (2009-2010) and his wife Maureen
Warren Federal Blues “1798”
Warren, RI

 Spencer
Col Houston Spencer (2011-2012)
Old Guard of the Gate City Guard “1854”
Atlanta, GA

 Waz
Ltc Peter Wasilewski (Honorary 2012)
2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard “1775”
New Haven, CT 

Cohen
Ltc Herman N. Cohen (2013-2014)
Veteran Corps of Artillery “1790”
New York, NY

Moore
Ltc Neal Moore (2015)
Washington Light Infantry “1807”
Charleston, SC

The above listing of the Past Commanders is considered to be accurate both as to names and dates when each Commander served as a leader of the Legion. Information was obtained from a number of military documents and sources. The early records of the organization (as far as can be determined) are presumed to have been destroyed in 1935 when a fire destroyed the Fifth Regiment Infantry Armory in Baltimore, where they were stored.