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  • Monday, August 27, 2018

    New York’s Doc Gibbs Is the Sons’ National Commander

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    Greg “Doc” Gibbs is installed as national commander of the Sons of the American Legion. Photo / Doug Malin.

    Greg “Doc” Gibbs, New York’s 2011 Detachment commander, is the new national commander of the Sons of the American Legion for 2018-19.

    He was installed Sunday during The American Legion’s Centennial Convention in Minneapolis, MN, and the Sons 67th Convention.

    Doc Gibbs

    Greg “Doc” Gibbs

    A retired university professor and public school administrator, Gibbs holds a PhD in administration from the University of New York at Buffalo. He serves the Sons through Hamburg Post 527 in western New York.

    While serving as legislative chairman for the Detachment of New York, he was honored as the George B. Evans Grassroots Advocate of the Year in 2013 at the Houston, Texas convention.

    Gibbs is a member of the Legion Riders with Orchard Park Post 567 and says he is “also proud to wear the colors of the 9-11 Memorial Post #2001 Riders Group.”

    He has served as a Legion College of New York faculty member, the first SAL member to ever do so, co-teaching a session on legislation.

    Gibbs has served as the VAVS representative to the Buffalo, NY VA Hospital.

    His daughter and son are both members of the Legion family and he has been married to his wife Pam for over four decades.