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The Officers of the Rhode Island Department are elected by the governing body of the Department, the Annual Department Encampment, each April, as proscribed in the Department Bylaws.


Elected Department Officers

Department Commander
Senior Vice Commander
Junior Vice Commander

John Duchesneau, PCC

Michael J. Stewart, PCC


Stephen Hackett, PCC

Department Council #1

Leo F. Kennedy, PCinC

Department Council #2

Doug Dwyer, PCC

Department Council #3

Scott A. Reese, PCC

Appointed Department Officers
Chief of Staff

John A. Connor, PCC

Department Patriotic Instuctor

Scott A. Reese, PCC

Department Chaplain

Alan W. Head

Department Graves Registration Officer

James P. McGuire, PDC

Department Archivist

Bruce Frail, PDC

Department Historian

Peter Sarazin

Department Counselor

Leo F. Kennedy, PCinC

Department GAR Highway Officer and Eagle Scout Coordinator

John A. Connor, PCC

Department Guard
Mark Ziemba

Department Guide

Joseph Faiola, PCC

Department Color Bearers

Michael Sarazin
William Sarazin

Department Memorials & Monuments Officer/Membership Officer

Benjamin Frail, PDC

Signals Officer
Peter Sarazin

Assistant Webmaster
James P. McGuire, PDC