Department Commander

Michael D. Murphy

Mike enlisted into the Army and reported to Ft. Jackson S.C. in 1967 for Basic Training. He then reported to Ft. Holibird, MD. for Combat Intelligence School and then to Ft. Dix, N. J. for advanced Infantry Training as a Mortar Crewman. Mike served until 1970 when he was Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant. Mike worked for the Pittsburgh VA Hospital. Mike was later sent to N. Little Rock Arkansas for Police Training and was the first Police Officer in the Pittsburgh VA. He left the VA for employment as a Pittsburgh Firefighter in 1974 and retired in 1999. He then accepted a position as Director for Veterans Services in Allegheny County. Mike married his sweetheart Amelia in October 1970. Together they have three children, Joseph, Michael IV, and Amy Lynn, Four grandchildren Anthony, Daniel, Hanna and Michael V. They also raised a foster child named Jonathon, from Cambodia, for 10 years. Jonathon joined the Air Force and served 23 years retiring as a Master Sergeant.
Commander's Corner

Department Vice Commanders

Denise Harner

Title: 
Eastern Vice Commander

Fred Baker

Title: 
Central Vice Commander

Douglas Reighard

Title: 
Western Vice Commander

Department Officers

E. Michael Stelacio

Title: 
National Executive Committeeman

Paul Kennedy

Title: 
Alt National Executive Committeeman

James R. Hogan - "Woody"

Title: 
Department Adjutant

Troy Michaels

Title: 
Assistant Adjutant

William Cleveland

Title: 
Department Finance Committee

Robert F. Taylor

Title: 
Department Finance Committee

Benjamin Suchocki

Title: 
Department Finance Committee

Richard Denison

Title: 
Department Chaplain

Ryan Armstrong

Title: 
Judge Advocate

Joseph Glazier

Title: 
Parliamentarian

Stephen Lavelle

Title: 
Master Sgt-At-Arms

Anne Manly

Title: 
Department Sgt-At-Arms
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Tom Radel

Title: 
Department Sgt-At-Arms

Levi Smalls

Title: 
Department Sgt-At-Arms

Sarah Freeman

Title: 
Department Comptroller
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