department commander

Stanley Elliott
Department Commander

Ames, IA

Motto: Devotion To Mutal Helpfulness.


Stanley is a 36-year PUFL member having served in both the Navy and Iowa Army National Guard, retiring with 22 years of service.

Stanley is a proud member of Ames Post 37, and Sons of The American Legion Squadron 37.  He has served the Post and County in many capacities.  At District, he served as Commander, Chaplain, and Sgt-at-Arms.  At the Department, he served as Sergeant at Arms, 3 terms as Historian, and Vice Commander.  Stanley is active on American Legion Commissions and Committees from Post level to National.

As a community member, Stanley belongs to Voiture 285 of Story County 40&8.  Stanley also volunteers at Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in several capacities but especially enjoys representing Santa on train rides from Boone to the North Pole and back.

Past Community Service includes President of the Nevada Patriotic Council, Chairman of the Board and Board member of the First Christian Church in Nevada, and Past President of the Nevada Iowa Lincoln Highway Days celebration.


Commander Stanley’s Goals:

  • Membership 100%
  • Continue raising awareness of Veterans’ Suicide through our BE THE ONE initiative.
  • Support our Service Office
  • Increase awareness and participation in our programs.

Commander Stanley’s Projects:

The American Legion of Iowa Foundation and Funds to Support our Service Office.