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  • Saturday, July 22, 2023

    Tim Collmer Elected Commander of NYS American Legion

    Commander Timothy Collmer

    Newluy elected Department Commander Timothy Collmer addresses the 105th Convention, with outgoing Commander David Riley Sr. at right.

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 22, 2023 – U.S. Army veteran Timothy J. Collmer of Nunda, N.Y., is the new state commander of the American Legion. His election as Department of New York commander capped the 105th Annual Department Convention, held here July 20-22. During his one-year term, Collmer visits counties across the state to share the American Legion message of veteran advocacy and community involvement.

    Tim Collmer sworn in

    Tim Collmer is sworn in as commander.

    He spent 21 years in the army and Army Reserves, serving in Korea and Texas as a morse code interceptor while on active duty, and then as a drill instructor and later as a commissioned officer in the reserves. A retired corrections officer, Collmer also worked as a service officer with  Livingston County Veterans’ Services.

    A member of Daniel Goho Post 87 in Dansville, Collmer has served in leadership positions on the Post, county, and state levels. He has been post commander, county commander and district commander. Most recently he has been dean of the American Legion College of New York. On the national level, he has served on the American Legion Internal Affairs Commission and as a facilitator at National American Legion College.

    Active in the community, Collmer is a member of the Nunda Fire Department and the Dansville Moose, plus other veterans organizations, including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6780 in Dansville and the AMVETS Post in Hornell.