WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The American Legion Post 492 is celebrating a historic moment this month. The post has elected a female Commander for the first time in history.
Jill Wable was elected to the position last week.
She's held offices at the post in the past.
As commander, Wable will be in charge of day-to-day operations at the post. She will also work with fellow post leaders to give back to the community.
Wable said she has big shoes to fill, but is honored to be given such an opportunity.
"I was thankful that the legionnaires within the post had the faith in me that I would be able to go in and to take that office,” said Wable. "I know from personal experience what the programs that the American Legion offers. It can have such a huge impact on the individual families, the veterans and the community."
Wable’s main focus will be on post revitalization while serving as commander.
She will hold the title for one year.
- American Legion Post 492 Elects First Ever Female Commander
- American Legion Post 492 needs your help writing 10k holiday letters to troops
- American Legion welcomes home Vietnam Veterans
- Local man donates hand sculpted eagle to American Legion Post 75 ahead of Veterans Day
- Sheriff-elect Goldsmith names 29-year department veteran as second-in-command
- Women's expo celebrates female success
- The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot
- Blog Posts Resume Tuesday Evening
- For the first time, a woman is leading the largest command in the US Army
- 2018 Election Results