Commander Jim Quinlan
Jim Quinlan installed as 2021-2022 American Legion Commander
Jim Quinlan, a member of Warren F. Hoyle Post 82 in Shelby, was elected Commander of The American Legion Department of North Carolina at ceremonies in Raleigh on June 12, 2021.
Commander Quinlan served in the US Marine Corps from 1971-1974 as Personnel Chief of HMH-361 (Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron). Quinlan is a 48-year member of The American Legion. For 28 years, Commander Quinlan served as the National American Legion Baseball Director at the National Headquarters in Indianapolis, retiring in 2013. Prior to his duties at the national office, Quinlan served at the American Legion State Headquarters in Iowa.
Quinlan moved to Shelby, NC, with his wife Linda in 2014. He has served The American Legion, Department of North Carolina as Post Commander; Post Adjutant; Post Newsletter Editor; District Vice-Commander, and District Commander. His volunteer duties on the state level included serving as Chairman of the North Carolina American Legion Children & Youth Commission and Chairman of the Americanism Commission. He successfully coordinated the election campaign for The American Legion's current National Commander, Bill Oxford, from Lenoir, NC.
Commander Quinlan's wife, Linda, is also active in The American Legion Auxiliary. She has served as Shelby Unit Secretary and President and is currently serving as District President. Linda is a "Furr Mom" to their two chihuahua's Chipper and Casey.
Jim is currently a consultant for the American Legion World Series, held annually in Shelby, NC. The Quinlans' are members of Christ the King Catholic Church in Kings Mountain, NC. Their blended family includes five children and six grandchildren. Quinlan, born and raised in West Branch, Iowa, came from a large family with eight sisters and four brothers.
Welcome Aboard, Jim!
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DEPT OF NORTH CAROLINA
Mail: PO Box 26657
Raleigh, NC 27611-6657
Office: 2940 Falstaff Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 832-7506
Fax: (919) 832-6428