Formed 2002

Comprised of all Squadrons in Rensselaer County, NY

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2023 - 2024 OFFICERS

  Kevin Harrington
Commander / Historian
Kevin Harrington
Melvin Roads

Bill Baker
Vice Commander
William Baker
Melvin Roads

Vice Commander
Kevin Stewart
Gerald O'Neil

Eric Klien
Vice Commander
Eric Klien
North Greenbush

Chris Gilluley
Adjutant / Chaplain
Chris Gilluley
Gerald O'Neil
Bill Shanno
William Shanno
Gerald O'Neil
John Cleary
Sergeant At Arms
John Cleary
Gerald O'Neil

Paul DeLair
Advisor *
Paul DeLair
North Greenbush

* Appointed by     
County American Legion

Past Commanders:

2018 - 2021
William Niemiec
Gerald O'Neil
2014 - 2018
Chris Gilluley
Gerald O'Neil
2012 - 2014
Kevin Harrington
Melvin Roads
2010 - 2012
William Shanno
Gerald O'Neil
2004 - 2010
Kevin De Russo
Melvin Roads
2002 - 2004
Michael Stammel
Gerald O'Neil

                 Robert Thibault Suddenly, May 19, 2006, ROBERT THIBAULT,
our County and District Advisor passed away.

He was the father of our longtime Squadron and County Treasurer, Tom.
Both Bobís grandsons, Tommy and James are squadron members.
He was also serving the American Legion as the Adjutant for both Rensselaer County and
Melvin Roads Post and was Post Commander 2004-2005.

He is interred at the Saratoga National Cemetery.


County Meetings - 7pm


  • November 14 - Melvin Roads
  • January 2 - Gerald O'Neil

  • March 12 - Melvin Roads

  • May 1 - North Greenbush
    (Annual Meeting - Election of Officers)

  • Annual Department (NY State) Officers Visitation Dinner
    The Last Thursday in January

    • Our guests are the American Legion Commander, Auxilary President and Sons Commander
      and District and County officers and members from around the state.
    • The Award Winning Legion Marching Band, Yankee Doodle Band from Fort Crailo Post plays during cocktail hour.
    • The Melvin Roads and North Greenbush Posts take turns hosting and serving a great meal.
    • Speeches are given by several officers about their program for the year.

    Monthly Meeting & Website / Social Media Page

    Gerald O'Neil
    -- 1st Tuesday -- 6:30pm
    -- 465-3312 -- 836 Broadway, Rensselaer

    Gerald O'Neil Facebook

    Melvin Roads
    -- 2nd Tuesday -- 7pm
    -- 462-7006 -- 200 Columbia Tpk., East Greenbush

    Melvin Roads Squadron - Home Page

    North Greenbush Memorial
    -- First Wednesday -- 6:30pm
    -- 283-1055 -- 111 Main Av., Wynantskill

    Fort Crailo
    -- 3rd Thursday, 6:30pm. (Subject to Band Practice)
    -- Partition St., Rensselaer

    Charles Waldron
    -- 2nd Tuesday -- 7pm

    Above is last submitted / known info. from the squadrons.


    Every year the SAL squadron from the Gerald O'Neil Post #1683 in Rensselaer, NY goes shopping for our veterans.
    For several years now, we have spent $1000 to purchase clothing items for the veterans at the Stratton VA in Albany.
    This year when I called Karen Covey with Volunteer Services, she told me they were in need of sneakers; mens' and womens'.
    On Jan 6, 2011, 80 pairs of shoes were delivered by some of our members: (front) Chris B. Gilluley (Adj),
    (back row, l-r) Robert (Red) Keenan, Albert Buono (Com), Robert Harwood (1st Vice), Karen Covey, and John Cleary (Sgt. @ Arms).
    Submitted by Bill Shanno.

    Certificate to Bill Dallas
    June 14, 2005 ~ Members of Melvin Roads and N. Greenbush Memorial Squadrons
    presenting Bill Dallas with a Certificate naming him County Vice Commander Emeritus.

    Meeting 10/04

    October 25, 2004
    Members of Melvin Roads and N. Greenbush Memorial Squadrons

    Meeting 2003
    Members of Melvin Roads and Gerald O'Neil Squadrons, 2003.

    Meeting 2002

    Members of Gerald O'Neil and Melvin Roads Squadrons, 2002.