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"My experience completely turned my life around and I can't think you enough for what you have given me! I feel that I could never pay back the debt I feel I owe the program!"

-- Darryl Kemp '04
Wellsville, MO

Boys State Board of Directors


State Commander/President
Mr. Hallie Williams
Missouri American Legion
St. Louis, MO

Mr. Matt Dameron
Kansas City, MO

Dean of Counselors
Mr. Nick Ebert
Overland Park, KS

Dean of Operations
Col. Garry Haase
Niceville, FL


Dean of Administration
Dr. Corey Bowman
Warrensburg, MO

Mr. Bradford Lear
Columbia, MO

Dean of Education
Dr. Bryan A. VanGronigen
Newark, DE

State Recruiting Coordinator
Mr. Mike Stewart
St. Charles, MO





Ms. Lowry Finley-Jackson
Jefferson City, MO

Director of Development
Mr. Michael S. Plunkett
Leawood, KS

Director of Technology
Mr. Ryan L. Hendrickson
Belleville, IL



(includes current officers)


Mr. Bill Beydler*
Franklin, TN

Mr. Ralph Biele*
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Alan Blankenship*
Galena, MO

Mr. Elton Fay*
Columbia, MO

Mr. Norman Fretwell*
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Steve Grand*
Berkeley, CA

Mr. W. R. (Randy) Gray*
Overland Park, KS

Mr. Tom Harmon*
Clearwater, FL

Mr. Herbert M. Kohn*
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Timothy Miller*
Phoneix, AZ

Mr. J. W. Page*
Lee's Summit, MO

Mr. Harry H. (Chip) Peterson*
Farmington, MO

Mr. Craig Ritchie*
Columbia, MO

Dr. Mark A. Stacy*
Durham, NC

Dr. Duane Sterling*
Warrensburg, MO

Mr. Paul O. Wilson*
Alexandria, VA

Mr. Dale Wright*
Savoy, IL




(includes current officers and executive committee)


Mr. Jerod Breit
Indianapolis, IN

Mr. Phil Britt
Kennett, MO

Dr. Brandon Eldridge
Marine, IL

Mr. Neal Elliott
Bella Vista, AR

Mr. Matt Flener
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Charles Flint
St. Louis, MO

Mr. Joshua Foster
St. Louis, MO

Gary Grigsby
Warrensburg, MO

Mr. Walt Hicklin
Gravois Mills, MO

Gov. Bob Holden
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Andrew Johnson
Webster Groves, MO

Col. William R. "Rusty" Jones
South Riding, VA

Mr. Nick Kremer
Eden Prairie, MN

Mr. Jack Laskowitz
Allen, TX

John Lueckenhoff
Springfield, MO


Dannen Merrill
Maryville, MO

Dr. Adam McClellan
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Mark Denton Mitcham
Abingdon, MD

Mr. Ben Stewart
Columbia, MO

Curtis Strubinger
Charlotte, NC


Boys State Commission


Mr. Dennis Woeltje
Cape Girardeau, MO

John Buckwalter
Kirksville, MO

Mr. Charles W. Goodin
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Thomas Goodin
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Kenneth Goth
Clinton, MO


Mr. Marvin Harper
Barnard, MO

Mr. Joel Hauck
Florissant, MO

Cary Kellett
Cedar Hill, MO

Bob Maddox
New Cambria, MO

Last updated Oct, 7, 2019

The American Legion Department of Missouri

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