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American Legion | Department of CaliforniaHugh E. Crooks Jr. is currently the National Executive Committeeman representing the Department of California. He was elected to that position during the June 2013 state Convention. Which was held at Santa Clara California, by a majority of the delegates. He will hold this position until the end of the National Convention, in 2016, where he will pass the torch to the next elected individual.

In April 2013, Hugh was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Veterans Board where he holds the position of Vice-Chairman. The California Veterans Board is an advisory body for the Governor’s Office, the Legislature, and the California Department of Veterans Affairs.  Hugh is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was state Commander of the American Legion from 2011 to 2012.