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PAST COMMANDER ROY HAVEKOST   2014-2015,  2013-2014,   2012-2013
United State Navy Reserve, 1966-71. US Navy Beach Jumper 1967-68, stationed at Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Virginia. After release from active duty, I pursued a career in law enforcement from 1969 to 1995, retiring as Captain of Detectives. In 1995, I entered the private sector and operated Havekost Detective Agency for 10 years, until my move to Florida. After acclimating to Florida life, I joined Post 233 in 2007.  I have held the following offices, Executive Committee Member, House Committee Member, 3rd Vice Commander, 1st Vice Commander (2 terms), Adjutant (partial term) and Commander (3 terms), and Judge Advocate 2015-18 .
Recipient Commander of the 2015 National Post Excellence Award for Palm Valley Post 233, Nat’l. Cdr. Mike Helm 100%+ Post membership Commander, 3 consecutive years   Pallbearer at the 1st 'Call to Honor' for Florida MIAP at the Jacksonville National Cemetery Attended and Graduated the 2013 LEAD Training (Leadership, Education And Development)  Recipient of the 5th District 'Post of the Year' Award 2012-2013 by Dist. Cdr Tom Gora Won the 'John Wayne Commemorative .45 cal automatic' for Post 233, in the 100%+1 drawing at the 95th Florida Department Convention On display main hall Delegate at the 95th, 96th, 97th & 98th Department of Florida Conventions Delegate at the 2013 to 2017  District 5 Constitutional Conferences Webmaster and creator of The 5th District of Florida website at www.AL5thDistrictFL.org, 2013-2016   Appointed 5th District Social Media Chairman 2013-18   Appointed Dept. of Florida Social Media Chairman 2014-17 Attended and graduated Florida Legion LEAD training in 2013 Attended and graduated the American Legion Extension Institute in 2013 & 2016 Attended and graduated the Florida Legion College February 2017 Presided over  the K9s for Warriors Monthly Graduation Ceremonies held at Post 233, 2013 to 2015 Chairman of the American Legion Law & Order Program at Post 233, 2011-2017 Restructured the House Committee, facilitated new House Rules & Regulations 2012 Webmaster and creator of Post 233 website at www.AL233FL.org,  2007- present Member of Captain Ski's Original Fish Fry Team. Facilitated the Non-smoking Post movement in 2014   Post Project Chairman Post 233 renovation project, 2013-15 Revitalized the Past Commanders Club, Chairman 2015-2018 Appointed to the National Media and Communications Council 2016-2017 Elecetd 5th District Vice Commander 2017-2018 Serve on the Department of Florida Executive Committee 2017-2018