PAST DEPARTMENT COMMANDERS

The following brothers of the Department of Kansas, having honorably served the Department in the position of Department Commander, hold the honor of PAST DEPARTMENT COMMANDER within the Department, along with its associated voting status at Department and National Encampments.

 

Name

Dates of Service as Commander

Franklin C. Bergquist, PDC

May 8, 1999 April 15, 2000

Alan L. Russ, PDC

April 27, 2002 April 26, 2003

Kenneth E. Spurgeon, PDC

April 26, 2003 April 24, 2004

Thomas E. Schmidt, PDC

April 24, 2004 April 23, 2005

James R. Knopke, PDC

April 23, 2005 April 22, 2006

April 24, 2010 April 30, 2011

Randal L. Durbin, PDC

April 22, 2006 April 28, 2007

Roy A. Lafferty, PDC

April 28, 2007 April 26, 2008;

April 30, 2011 April 28, 2012;

April 28, 2012 January 12, 2013

Craig A. Sundell, PDC

April 26, 2008 April 25, 2009

James M. Converse, PDC

April 25, 2009 April 24, 2010

Rocky L. Bartlow, PDC

January 12, 2013* January 11, 2014

 

January 11, 2014 January 10, 2015

Kent M. Melcher, PDC

January 10, 2016 January 9, 2016

Mark A. Britton, PDC

January 9, 2016 January 28, 2017

 

January 28, 2017 - Present

* Beginning 2013 Department Encampments moved to January

PAST CAMP COMMANDERS

The following brothers of the Department of Kansas, having honorably served their Camp in the position of Camp Commander, hold the honor of PAST CAMP COMMANDER within the Department, along with its associated voting status at the Department Encampments.

 

Name

Camp No. and Year

Rocky L. Bartlow, PDC

16 2010

Richard T. Bennett, PCC

1 2011-2012

Franklin C. Bergquist, PDC

1 1998

Jonathan F. Birket, PCC

1 2013-2014

Mark A. Britton, PCC

1 2007

James M. Converse, PDC

5 2005-2006

James P. Coyne, PCC

1 2008

Randal L. Durbin, PDC

16 2004-2005

Jeffrey L. Dunaway, PCC

16 2002

William E. Fischer, Jr., PCC

9 (Camp 21, Ohio) Note 2

Conrad M. Fisher, PCC

16 2013

Michael J. Hadl, PCC

4 2008, 2011

Paul A. Jefferson, PCC

4 2013

Dan E. Karr, PCC

16 2006-2007

Roy A. Lafferty, PDC

4 2005

Dennis L. Lawrence, PCC

4 2014

Roger D. Lester, PCC

16 2014

Douglas E. McGovern, PCC

1 2004

S. Todd Meek, PCC

1 2009-2010

Kent L. Melcher, PCC

16 2011

Kim L. Nelson, PCC

1 (Camp 3, 1996-2005)Note 1

Wayne T. Nighbert, Sr., PCC

4 2012

K. Kirk Nystrom, PCC

16 2012

Dale L. Rouse, PCC

1 2006

James A. Scheidel, Jr., PCC

1 2005

Thomas E. Schmidt, PDC

1 2003

Douglas G. Smith, PCC

1 2000

Lane D. Smith, PCC

5 2008-2012

Kenneth R. Spurgeon, PDC

1 2002

Craig A. Sundell, PDC

4 2004

Alan L. Van Loenen, PCC

4 2006

Brian R. Van Schmus, PCC

4 2009

 

 

Note 1 Reinstatement of PCC voting status approved for Camp 1 by the 12th Annual Department Encampment, 2008
Note 2 Reinstatement of PCC voting status approved for Camp 5 by the 15th Annual Department Encampment, 2011 and in 2015 approved for Camp 9 by the 19th Annual Department Encampment.

 

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