Commanders & Officers
Cheri Stanton 2016-2017 Department Commander Biography
Cheri is a Navy, Vietnam Era Veteran. She was in Air Traffic Control in Flight Clearance as an E-3. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Masters in Elementary Education with emphasis in Language Arts. She is a retired Teacher of 35 years.
At her local Post, she has served as Commander twice, Co-Commander four times, Adjutant twice and is currently serving as Finance Officer for the fifth year. She served as the 14th District Commander twice, Sr. Vice-Commander, Jr. Vice-Commander, Adjutant and Finance Officer. She also served as the 3rd Division Jr Vice-Commander, Sr. Vice-Commander and Commander as top 100% in 2002 and is currently serving as Finance Officer for the fourth year.
She has been the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Children & Youth for at least 30 years with particular interests in Special Olympics and the Pillow Case Project with OMK where she has been serving on the State Board since 2007.
She received Third Division Legionnaire of the Year in 2009. In 2010 she received Veteran of the Month for the Department of Illinois.
She has served for twenty-six years as a Special Assistant to the National Sgt-At-Arms, working on stage. She has been a member of Anavicus for twenty-one years.
She is a 39 year dual member of the American Legion Auxiliary and has served as Public Relations Chairman at Girls State for many years.
She has served as Department Sr. Vice-Commander for 2015 - 2016 and is currently serving as Department Commander.
She has one Son – Andy, two granddaughters and 1 grandson.