District 21 Officers 2020-2021

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Rudolph Valadez, Commander, 951-359-0902

Rudolph “Rudy” Valadez is a retired Senior Executive of the United States Government, presidential appointee as the Western Regional Administrator of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, a 25 year veteran of the FBI, professor of law, and author. Since 2014, he has been a member of Post 79 in Riverside, California and held the offices of Post Adjutant, First Vice Commander, Judge Advocate, and Post Commander. He is a member of the National Mentor’s Corps and assists Veterans involved in the Criminal Justice System. His main goal is to be of service to all veterans. Painting and writing are his hobbies.

My mission is to push community outreach throughout all 17 American Legions in Riverside County. Utilizing our 4 Pillars as the foundation for our continued success, we will ensure that we take care of our veterans and youth, promote Americanism and protect our nation.

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Monique Clemons

Jr. Past Commander

510-508-5709

US Army and US Navy for 15 years. Current 5th Area Membership Chair, CA Department Chaplain AL Riders, CA Department National Security Council and Secretary Committee to Elect.

 

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Richard Chalupnik

3rd Vice Commander/Finance

951-202-1802

USAF Vietnam Veteran. Past Post Commander. Captain of Honor Guard. Riverside County Veterans Committee Chairman. AL Riders Chapter 79 Chaplain. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47.   40 & 8 member. 

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Arturo Aguilar

Executive Board East

951-217-1038

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David Mader

Chaplain

913-731-7489

 

 

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Russ Mills

Judge Advocate

951-665-3870

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David Brambila

1st Vice Commander

714-502-4316

USMC Veteran. Board member for Veterans Assn. of Real Estate Professionals, fighting for veterans to become home owners.  Current Finance Officer for Post 742. Owner of a Marketing Firm and Real Estate Brokerage.

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Tony Aguilar

Adjutant

760-567-9968

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Marquis Palmer

Executive Board Central

951-500-9551

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Adalberto Navarro

Sergeant-At-Arms

323-637-8677

Staff Sergeant USMC retired.  Served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Currently serving as Post 742 Commander. Past Area 5 Membership Chairman, Current Area 5 Sgt.-At-Arms.

 

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Larry Hernandez

2nd Vice Commander

909-342-3989

Retired Special Forces Army Master Sergeant. Past Post 742 Commander, Historian, and Sgt-at-Arms; District 21 Sgt-at-Arms, and Executive Board West. Current Post 742 1st Vice Commander and 5th Area Chairman for Rituals.

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Amado C. Salinas II

Assistant Adjutant

760-835-0739

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William Ashton

Executive Board West

760-995-5216

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Johnnie Griffitts

Service Officer

760-535-8523

Vietnam Veteran Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient.  U.S. Army 7/17th Air Cavalry. President of Veterans Honoring Veterans, helping veterans with their earned benefits. VA Certified peer to peer specialist. Post 742 Service Officer.