Department of Utah
Candidate for National Vice Commander 2017-18
Paula Stephenson

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Resolution No. 3-16
Origin: The American Legion Department of Utah

WHEREAS, Comrade Paula Stephenson earned her eligibility of The American Legion through her honorable active duty and Reserve service with the United States Army for 33 years from 1971-1975; 1977-2005; and

WHEREAS, Comrade Stephenson completed basic and advanced individual training in the Women’s Army Corps, graduating as a distinguished honor graduate from both programs and attaining the grade of Specialist 5 (E-5); and

WHEREAS, Comrade Stephenson completed an undergraduate degree and was in the first group of female ROTC graduates from the University of Connecticut as a distinguished honor graduate; and completed twenty-two years of active duty, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Service Corps officer in 2005 during the War on Terrorism, and

WHEREAS, Comrade Stephenson, upon retiring from the U.S. Army, moved to Utah and transferred her American Legion membership to Post 27, Farmington, UT and became a very active, dedicated Legionnaire with leadership positions as Post Training Officer, Adjutant, Commander, Department Historian, Vice Commander, Commander (first female Department of Utah Commander), attends Utah Veterans Advisory Council meetings (2013-Present), and has been appointed to important boards for the State Veterans Cemetery Board and Advisory Board for the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, and

WHEREAS, Comrade Stephenson graduated from the National American Legion College in 2011, and

WHEREAS, Comrade Stephenson currently is a member of The American Legion’s National Education, Other Benefits & Homelessness Committee, and a current member of the Past Department Commanders Club and ANAVICUS; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, by the American Legion in the National Convention assembled in Reno, Nevada, August 18 through August 24, 2017, that The American Legion, Department of Utah unanimously nominate and commend Comrade Paula R. Stephenson for consideration as a candidate for the National Vice-Commander of The American Legion for the Western Region.

This is to certify that this resolution was adopted and endorsed by Department of Utah Executive Committee, December 10, 2016 in Payson, Utah, but with National action for local resolving clause.

Greg Rowley Charles G. Stephenson
Adjutant, Department of Utah Commander, Department of Utah

Terry Schow
NEC, Department of Utah

Candidate for National Vice Commander
Paula Roog Stephenson

Born: January 16, 1952
Married: Charles G. Stephenson
Stepsons: Charles F. and Zachary C.
Grandchildren: Chandler and Carter

Transferred to American Legion Post 27, Farmington, UT in 2008
from Post 2, Helena, MT
American Legion Paid Up For Life (26 years)
American Legion Auxiliary member (7 years); current Unit 27 Treasurer
U.S. Army/U.S. Army Reserve veteran of Vietnam through Gulf War eras (enlisted/officer)
33 years service (22 years active duty); U.S. Army (Retired)

American Legion Offices:
Utah Department Commander (2014-2015) (1st female Dept Cdr in Utah)
Utah Department Vice Commander / Membership Chair (2013-2014)
Utah Department Historian (2010-2013)
2nd Vice President, American Legion Utah Boys State Corporation (2015-Present)
Utah Boys State staff member (2011-Present)
Chair, Department of Utah Constitution & Bylaws Committee (2015-Present)
Secretary, Department of Utah Finance Committee (2016-Present)
Chair, Department Veterans Education, Other Benefits & Homelessness and National
committee member (2013-Present)
Chair, Department Health Administration (2013-2016)
Department of Utah Women Veterans Coordinator (2011-Present)
Post 27 Commander (2011-2013)
Post 27 Adjutant (2009-2011)
Post 27 Training Officer (2008-2009; 2015-Present)
Graduate of National American Legion College 2011

Veteran Related Appointments:
Utah Governor’s appointment to State Veterans Cemetery Board (2014-Present)
Advisory Board member – George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, Ogden, UT (2016-

December 2016