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Fountain Valley Resident Dean Noechel Elected Commander of the Colorado American Legion


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Fountain Valley resident Dean Noechel was elected as Commander of the Colorado American Legion during the 100th Annual Convention held recently in Colorado Springs.

His theme for the year is RE-IGNITING PATRIOTISM!!

Noechel, who is the 100th commander, of all time, is eligible for his membership in the American Legion from his honorable service in the United States Army from 1999 to 2005. He served in the United States Army as a Blackhawk helicopter repairer (15T). During his military time he served with the 68th Medical Company (AA) and the 571st Medical Company (AA). He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004 as a Medevac Crew chief. He was awarded the Air Medal with Valor and the Air Medal for service. 

He joined The American Legion in Colorado in 2003 and had held the offices of Post Commander, Post Senior Vice Commander and Post Adjutant. He joined the District 7 Team in 2013 serving as the District Senior Vice Commander (2013-2015) and District Commander (2015-2016.) In 2016, he was recognized for his leadership within The American Legion District 7 as a Race To The Top District Commander Category II.

He joined the Department Team as Junior Vice Commander for Colorado (2016-2018.) While serving as a Junior Vice Commander he was selected as Department of Colorado Legionnaire of The Year 2017, Silver Brigade Recruiter 2017, and Gold Brigade Recruiter 2018. He recently served as Senior Vice Commander and Membership Chairman from 2018-2019. Noechel has served The American Legion at the Post, District, Department and National Levels, he believes in "Our Country, Our Communities and Our Children." 

The Commander's project is the Colorado Veterans Assistance Fund; all donations can be made and mailed to: American Legion Dept. of Colorado, 7465 E. 1st Avenue Suite D, Denver, CO 80230.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is Colorado's and the nation's largest wartime veteran's service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.


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