Past Department Commanders

NameDates of Service as Commander
Franklin C. Bergquist, PDCMay 8, 1999 – April 15, 2000
Alan L. Russ, PDC*April 27, 2002 – April 26, 2003
Kenneth E. Spurgeon, PDCApril 26, 2003 – April 24, 2004
Thomas E. Schmidt, PDCApril 24, 2004 – April 23, 2005
James R. Knopke, PDCApril 23, 2005 – April 22, 2006
April 24, 2010 – April 30, 2011
Randal L. Durbin, PDCApril 22, 2006 – April 28, 2007
Roy A. Lafferty, PDCApril 28, 2007 – April 26, 2008
April 30, 2011 – April 28, 2012
April 28, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Craig A. Sundell, PDCApril 26, 2008 – April 25, 2009
James M. Converse, PDCApril 25, 2009 – April 24, 2010
Rocky L. Bartlow, PDCJanuary 12, 2013 – January 11, 2014
January 11, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Kent M. Melcher, PDCJanuary 10, 2015 – January 9, 2016
January 10, 2016 – July 30, 2016
Mark A. Britton, PDCJuly 30. 2016 – January 9, 2017
January 10, 2017 – January 9, 2018
Michael A. Todd, PDCJanuary 10, 2018 – January 12, 2019
January 13, 2019 – January 18, 2020
K. Kirk Nystrom, PDCJanuary 18, 2020
 – January 9, 2021
*PDC voting status for Department of Kansas encampment, only.

PAST CAMP COMMANDERS

NameCamp No. and Year
Rocky L. Bartlow, PCC16 – 2010
Shawn W. Bell, PCC1 – 2015
Richard T. Bennett, PCC1 – 2011-2012
Franklin C. Bergquist, PDC1 – 1998
Robert Boyd II  PCC1 – 2018
Mark A. Britton, PCC1 – 2007
James M. Converse, PDC5 – 2005-2006
James P. Coyne, PCC1 – 2008
Otis C. Crawford  PCC1 – 2019
Randy W. Downey PCC1 – 2016
Randal L. Durbin, PDC16 – 2004-2005
Jeffrey L. Dunaway, PCC16 – 2002
Craig E. Dunstan, PCC16-2015
William E. Fischer, Jr., PCC9- 2015 (Camp 21, Ohio) Note 2
Michael J. Hadl, PCC4 – 2008, 2011
William A. Henderson  PCC9 – 2017
Richard  Hummel  PCC16 – 2019
Dan E. Karr, PCC16 – 2006-2007
Roy A. Lafferty, PDC4 – 2005
Roger D. Lester, PCC16 – 2014
Douglas E. McGovern, PCC1 – 2004
S. Todd Meek, PCC1 – 2009-2010
Lawrence E. Myers, PCC4 – 2015
Kent L. Melcher, PCC16 – 2011
Kim L. Nelson, PCC1 – (Camp 3, 1996-2005) Note 1
Wayne T. Nighbert, Sr., PCC4 – 2012
K. Kirk Nystrom, PCC16 – 2012
Tom Ridell  PCC1 – 2017
Dale L. Rouse, PCC1 – 2006
Alan L. Russ, PDC16 – 2001
James A. Scheidel, Jr., PCC1 – 2005
Thomas E. Schmidt, PDC1 – 2003
Douglas G. Smith, PCC1 – 2000
Lane D. Smith, PCC5 – 2008-2012
Kenneth R. Spurgeon, PDC1 – 2002
Bill Stoker  PDC5 – 2018, 2019
Craig A. Sundell, PDC4 – 2004
Michael A. Todd, PCC4 – 2015
Ryan A. Todd4 – 2017, 2018, 2019
David P. Tollefson, PCC5 – 2014
Alan L. Van Loenen, PCC4 – 2006
Brian R. Van Schmus, PCC4 – 2009
Note 1 – Reinstatement of PCC voting status approved by the 12th Annual Department Encampment, 2008
Note 2 – Reinstatement of PCC voting status approved by the 20th Annual Department Encampment, 2016.