WV Department of The American Legion Auxiliary President Lisa Cadwallader Addresses ALMBS

Lisa has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 40 years, having joined as a Junior member. Lisa is a member of Jackson-Perks Unit 71, Charles Town, WV. Lisa’s eligibility is through her grandfather who was a WWII Veteran. He was a member of the 595th aircraft warning battalion and served in New Guinea and Luzon. He received the good conduct medal, American Theater Ribbon, Marksmanship badges and the WWII Victory Medal. Lisa’s father was a Korean War Veteran and her husband, is a Vietnam Veteran.

Lisa has served as Unit President, 2nd Vice, Executive Committee, as well as Committee Chairman of many different programs. Lisa continues to work strongly for our Veterans.

List has served as 10th District Vice President and Chairman for Americanism and National Security. She also served on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Lisa has served as Department Chaplain, 2nd Vice and 1st Vice President. She has

WV Department of The American Legion Commander Frank Cooley Addresses ALMBS

Frank Cooley was born in Newhall, West Virginia and grew up in Marytown, West Virginia, where he attended schools in the area, before graduating in 1965 from Welch High School.

He served in the United States Army from November 1965, until 1971 with an Honorable Discharge.

He is married to the former Angela Diana Davidson and they have two sons Leonard and James and one granddaughter Samantha.

He was employed at the HC Lewis Oil Company for 50 years and still works when not spending time with family and the American Legion.

He and his wife Ann reside in Welch, West Virginia and they are members of the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church on Stewart Street in Welch.  He is one of the Elders and Ann is in the Choir.

He has been active with American Legion Post 8 for more than 20 years and he is a paid up for life member.  He is a

Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams Addresses ALMBS

Hershel “Woody” Williams was born on a dairy farm in 1923 in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. During the battle, Mr. Williams displayed “valiant devotion to duty” and service above self as he “enabled his company to reach its objective”. Mr. Williams’ actions, commitment to his fellow service members, and heroism were recognized on October 5, 1945, when he received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman at the White House.  Mr. Williams is the sole surviving Marine from WWII, to wear the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant serving with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano

Ryan Cox Addresses ALMBS

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Ryan lives in Morgantown, WV, with his old southern American Bulldog Tank and attended the 2005 American Legion Mountaineer Boys State.  Ryan graduated from West Virginia University with a BA from the Eberly College of Arts and Science.  After losing 200 pounds he decided to make a difference by helping people work through simappianilar challenges.  He has since founded two wellness consulting & service companies, The VIGR Agency & The Ryan B. Cox Company.  Ryan also founded & chairs the Elevated Wellness Foundation, a non-profit focused on addressing Appalachia’s rising rates of obesity, addiction, & chronic disease.

More information: https://www.ryanbcox.com/

General Election Results News Conference

This news conference is currently scheduled for 11:30PM but may drastically shift in time depending on how the election results trickle in.  Just like in a real election the suspense is high and we will go live as soon as possible.

ALMBS Party Conventions and Debate

The formal purpose of such a convention is to select the party’s nominees for office, as well as to adopt a statement of party principles and goals known as the platform and adopt the rules for the party’s activities, including the nominating process for the next election cycle.

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American Legion Flag Retirement Ceremony

How To Dispose of A Flag

  • The U.S. Flag Code suggests that when a flag has served its useful purpose, “it should be destroyed, preferably by burning.” For individual citizens, this should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a protest or desecration.
  • Many American Legion posts conduct disposal ceremonies of unserviceable flags, especially on Flag Day (June 14). Such ceremonies are particularly dignified and solemn occasions for the retirement of unserviceable flags.
  • Take your old flags to your local American Legion post.  They will be happy to retire your flags in their next disposal ceremony.

Tina Rush with MarkWest Energy Addresses ALMBS

Tina M. Rush is the Local Government Affairs Representative for West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, representing MarkWest Energy, a subsidiary of MPLX LP. She works with local government officials, non-profit organizations and community members in areas where MPLX operates.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Rush worked at the company’s Mobley Complex in Wetzel County, West Virginia. Ms. Rush has also owned her own business and worked in human resources for a Fortune 500 company.

In addition to serving on the board of directors of the newly formed Women’s Energy Network of West Virginia, she is also on the board of the Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce and the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce. She is active in her community and volunteers with several groups and committees.

Ms. Rush is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

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Auditor John McCuskey Visits ALMBS

Auditor John McCuskey

John B. (J.B.) McCuskey, West Virginia’s 21st State Auditor, was a two-term member of the House of Delegates, District 35 in Charleston from 2012-2016. He is a graduate of The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., with a degree in Political Communication. He is also a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, and was previously an attorney for six years with Steptoe & Johnson in Charleston.

While serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates, Auditor McCuskey was a member of the Energy, Industry and Labor, Judiciary, Banking and Insurance (chair), and Enrolled Bills (chair) Committees. He also served on Interim Committees including Energy, Judiciary, Technology, and the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority (chair).

Born in Clarksburg, and a longtime resident of Charleston, Auditor McCuskey is a graduate of George Washington High School, Class of 2000. Before attending law school, he worked as a civilian for

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College / Career Fair Takes Place at ALMBS

We would like to thank the following organizations for participating in our College/Career Fair.

Fairmont State University
Fairmont State University – School of Nursing
Fairmont State University – College of Science and Technology
Alderson Broaddus University
WVU Tech/Beckley
WVU Keyser – Potomac State
West Liberty State University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Bridgewater College
Concord University
Glenville State College
Ohio Valley University
West Virginia University
Wheeling Jesuit University
Berea College -KY
Bethany College
Davis & Elkins College
Marshall University
West Virginia State University
Hampden-Sydney College – VA
Waynesburg University – PA
US Naval Academy
West Point – USMA
WVU ROTC
WVU College of Business & Economics
WVU Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Science
WVU Reed College Of Media
WVU Honors College
WVU Teach Program
WVU Davis College of Agriculture & Design
WVU School of Pharmacy
WVU College Of Law
West Virginia National Guard
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Police
West Virginia Division of Corrections
US Marshal Service
Federal Bureau of Investigation