American Legion, Dept. of Indiana elects EC man as new commander

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Published on August 02, 2017 with No Comments

Marty Dzieglowicz was elected The American Legion, Department of Indiana state commander by delegates representing more than 77,000 Legionnaires from the 11 districts throughout the state during the 99th Indiana American Legion Convention July 15 in Indianapolis.

The American Legion is composed of military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and the group has been active within Indiana since 1919.  The Indiana American Legion has represented veterans from every major conflict since World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan within its membership.

Dzieglowicz has served Allied Post 369 in East Chicago with 42 years of leadership and dedication as post commander, finance officer, trustee and delegate.

Dzieglowicz has also served the First District as vice commander, membership chairman, executive vice commander and First District commander. He also served as District chairman of the POW/MIA committee for 20 years and District Boy Scout chairman for 10 years.

He has served the Department of Indiana as northern vice commander, membership chairman, rehabilitation commission chairman, Americanism commission chairman and internal affairs commission chairman.

Since 2011, Dzieglowicz has been a member of the Department Strategic Planning Commission, which is dedicated to devising a membership plan that includes implementation of ideas to gain new members, retain existing members and work for the betterment of all Legionnaires. He has also been Department POW/MIA chairman for 15 years.

Dzieglowicz served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 8 1972 through 4 Oct. 4, 1974, having attained the rank of E‐4 (Specialist 4th Class). He served in the Fifth Army, the First Army, and his last duty station was the Transportation Center of the Army at Fort Eustis, Va.

Dzieglowicz graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management. He then graduated from Indiana University with a master’s degree in public administration and received a metals engineering certificate for ferrous metallurgy.

Marty has a 100-percent American Legion family. He has been married for 42 years to Rose Ann, who is a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 and currently serves the auxiliary as department historian. Their sons, Josef and Drew, are members of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 369.

His motto this year is “Strength Through Membership.”

“We must keep the Legion strong together,” said Dzieglowicz. “We have to work together as a team.  As a team, we will increase our membership and ensure the Legion’s strength.”

Dzieglowicz’s “Commander’s Project” this year is to continue develop the American Legion, Department of Indiana’s program, Indiana Veterans Emergency Transition System or iVETS, to bring immediate aid to struggling Indiana veterans.

To learn more about veteran’s benefits, youth scholarships and community programs, visit www.indianalegion.o

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