Testimonial Banquet Honoring Thomas P. Cadmus

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National Commander

The American Legion -- 2004 - 2005

Sunday, April 3, 2005
Legion Post 7, Rochester, New Hampshire

National Commander
The American Legion

Thomas P Cadmus of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was elected National Commander of the 2.7 million-member American Legion on September 2, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee, during the 86th National Convention of the nation's largest veterans organization.

Cadmus is a United States Army veteran where he served as an Armored Reconnaissance Specialist from 1965 to 1967. He left the Army as a Specialist 5th (E-5). During his time in the Army he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Munich, Germany.

He joined The American Legion in 1967 and has served in key leadership positions at the post, district, department (state) and national level. Among his national level appointments are Chairman of the National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, Vice Chairman of the National Security Council and a member of the Policy Coordination and Action Group, the Veterans Planning and Coordinating Committee and the Commanders' Advisory Committee.

Cadmus is retired from the Ford Motor Company where lie worked on a variety of automotive projects during his 38-year career.

Not only is Cadmus active in The American Legion, he also belongs to the Elks, the Moose, Eagles, AM VETS and the 24th Infantry Division Association.

Cadmus has two children, Nicole Kymberly and Brian Russell Cadmus.

Department Officers


Commander: William "Bill" Hooley
National Executive Commiteeman: Benjamin F. Tilford
Alt. National Executive Committeemen: John Neylon
Vice Commanders: Earlon Beale
Nate Fernald
David Victor
Rick Irving
Adjutant: John Zachodny, Jr.
Treasurer: Raymond Nadeau
Judge Advocate: Harry Poper
Chaplain: Raymond J. Lapointe
Assistant Chaplain: Joseph Bisson
Auditor: Daniel Webster
Sergeant-at-Arms: Michael Consentino
Historian: Francis "Sharkey" Madden
Service Officer:  
Assistant Service Officer: Darrell Sykes
Parliamentarian: Charles Tracy

District Commanders

District One: Tim Weston
District Two: Wayne Beauragard
District Three: Dave Rogers
District Four: Robert Peterson
District Five: Susan Faretra
District Six: Frank Anderson
District Seven: Jeff Adjutant
District Eight: George Whittum III


Presentation of Head Table Michael Consentino,
Department Sergeant-at-Arms
Presentation of National Commander: Michael Consentino
Presentation of Colors: Frank E. Booma Post #6,
Championship Color Guard
Invocation: Raymond J. Lapointe,
Department Chaplain
Pledge of Allegiance: Joseph E. Caouette,
Chairman, National Americanism Commission
Master of Ceremonies: William "Bill" Hooley,
Department Commander
Introduction of Guests: William "Bill" Hooley
Introduction of National Commander: Benjamin Talford,
National Executive Committeeman
Honored Guest: Thomas P. Cadmus,
National Commander
Benediction: Raymond J. Lapointe
Retirement of Colors: Frank E. Booma Post #6

Presentations to National Commander


Cheese Tray with Crackers
Fresh Fruit and Hot Hors d'Oeuvre


Posed Greens with House Dressing
Roast Prime Rib of Beef au jus
Baked Potato with Sour Cream
Fresh Whole Green Beans
Warm Rolls and Butter
Dessert Assortment Plate for each Table
Coffee, Tea


Ben Talford, Chairman
John Neylon
Robert Bournival
Charles Tracy
Joe Caouette

Department of New Hampshire
The American Legion

Hamptons' Legion Post 35 contingent: left to right: Brian Chevalier, John Barvenik, James Cushman, Commander Ralph G. Fatello, Warren A. White, & Joseph Kutt

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