A new generation of leaders came to Indianapolis from 32 departments (states) of The American Legion.
Lake Stevens’ own Anthony Morea was one of only 54 students of the National American Legion College who honed their leadership, team building, communications and mentoring skills to pass the intensive course.
They received diplomas from National Commander Jimmie L. Foster during a ceremony.
Members of the class completed the six-day crash course of the nation’s largest veterans organization that saw them lay a solid foundation for Legion post revitalization in a variety of geographical settings to include a rural area, the inner city, suburban communities, a metropolitan area and a cyber post.
They were also provided the instruction and tools to construct resolutions for American Legion activities at their respective posts for presentation at a mock district meeting.
Commencement took place this morning at The American Legion national headquarters.
The National American Legion College is designed to reinforce a volunteer’s leadership, management and communication skills. This helps prepare young members of The American Legion to lead the nation’s largest wartime veterans organization on the local and state level.
The importance of mentorship for both other members and special groups in the community was a central point to several of the activities for the class.
“You had a hectic schedule and a plethora of data to absorb but you all assimilated it like champions,” American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster told the graduating class. “When you get home to your communities, share what you learned and make a difference for our great organization.”