New American Legion Post 86 in Wilton officers installed

The American Legion Post 86 in Wilton recently held its Installation of Officers ceremony at the Post, on Tuesday, July 13. Newly elected, on Saturday, July 10, Department and State Commander Jeff DeClerck was the installing officer, assisted by designated Sgt.-at-Arms Mike Kellett.

This is the traditional ceremony that charges each of the new or reelected officers with the duties of their position. This was Commander DeClerck’s first official installation as Department Commander.

At the meeting at the James B. Whipple Post 86 in Wilton Center were officers Commander Paul Niche, Senior Vice Commander, and Adjutant Tom Moore, Jr., Vice Commander Alex Ruskewich, Finance Officer Sean McNeill, Chaplain Frank Dunn, Judge Advocate Don Hazzard, Sergeant at Arms Jeff Turner and Service Officer Bob Mecozzi.

In the second photo is Department (state) Commander Jeff DeClerck charging Post 86 Commander Paul Niche with his duties.

The James B. Whipple Post 86 is located at 112 Old Ridgefield Road.