Area 5 Vice Commander
Jr. Past District 21 Commander
USMC Veteran. Board member for Veterans Assn. of Real Estate Professionals, fighting for veterans to become home owners. Past Commander for Post 742. Owner of a Marketing Firm and Real Estate Brokerage.
District 21 Officers 2023-2024
Richard Chalupnick, Commander
Amado C. Salinas II
1st Vice Commander
US Navy Veteran, PUFL in AL & VFW, Aerospace Analyst, worked with Government Project Development, Corporate Project Development & Management operations, Licensed Realtor in Commercial/Industrial Sales & Leasing for over 35 years.
2nd Vice Commander
Served in the USMCR from 1996-2002. American Legion for 6 yrs have served as Historian, 3rd Vice and 2nd Vice for Post 742. District 21 served as Historian and 3rd Vice and District Chair for Boys and Girls State.
3rd Vice Commander
PAST POST COMMANDER – HONORARY LIFE MEMBER
PAST 21ST DISTRICT COMMANDER
PAST COMMANDERS CLUB PRESIDENT
PAST 5TH AREA ASSISTANT ADJUTANT
PAST RITUAL COMMISSIONER
20 & 4 ECHELON 40
WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE ASSOCIATION/CHARTER MEMBER
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY SUPPORT COMMITTEE-LIFE MEMBER
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEMBER
VFW AUXILIARY - LIFE MEMBER
SOCIETY OF MILITARY WIDOWS - LIFE MEMBER
Executive Board West
Albert Mendoza Sr.
Executive Board Central
Executive Board East
Executive Board Communications
US Air Force Veteran
Past Post Commander / 1st / 2nd Vice Commander
Department Scouting Chair
Executive Board at Large
Member Joe Dominguez Post 742
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
District 21 Parliamentarian
Past 1st Vice Commander
Past Executive Committee Member
Pioneered Buddy Check system at Post 742
Served as By-Laws and nominating committee chair
Navy 1965 to 1967 – Vietnam Veteran
Albert Mendoza Sr.
U.S. Air Force Veteran, 19 years with the American Legion with 4 years with the ALR and SONS. 36 years in Law Enforcement with LASO, Riverside P.D., Perris P.D., and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 14 years as a private Investigator and 9 years in the health, home, and vehicle insurance business.
Asst. Service Officer
Sgt. At Arms