Established in Haymarket, Virginia, on 17 September 2005, American Legion Post 1799 is located in the 16th District of the American Legion, Department of Virginia.  America's military veterans in the greater Haymarket area have joined together to support our community and demonstrate veterans still serve the Nation. We invite American men and women military veterans to contact us regarding membership.  

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Normally, our Post holds monthly general membership meetings at Giuseppe's Restaurant and monthly Post Executive Committee meetings at the Marsh Mansion, Heritage Hunt.  All meetings are open to the membership. The Post's operations are guided by the annual Post Calendar.  Our Post Commander leads the Post through staff planning and membership input, combined with American Legion national, department, and district guidance. While we are a local Post, we contribute to the American Legion national effort.  We provide a wide selection of community support activities and we remain open to expanding our activities to meet membership expectations.

We hold annual elections to ensure our membership retain control of their Post.  All members determine their level of participation - however - all members have unique talents and experiences to contribute to make their Post and community better.  Our Haymarket Post was numbered "1799" to commemorate the year the town of Haymarket was charted.

Post Commander:  Carlos Collat   
Post 1st Vice Commander:  Rob Brock
Post 2nd Vice Commander: John Lyver
Post Adjutant: Dennis Corrigan  
Post Finance Officer: Buddy Wagner
Post Judge Advocate: Rollin Van Broekhoven
Post Historian: Bill Parker
Post Chaplain: Chuck Berge 
Post Sergeant-At-Arms:  Don Norris
Post Service Officer: Jay Little
Post Public Affairs Officer: Vacant

6th Past Post Commander Ward Nickisch
5th Past Post Commander David Revill 
4th Past Post Commander Richard Menton
3rd Past Post Commander Mike High
2nd Past Post Commander Susan Karnecki - deceased.
1st Past Post Commander John Vaglia - deceased.

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Post 1799 Vision Statement (2023)

  •   Continue providing quality support to all participating Post 1799 Legionnaires, their families, and neighborhood youths.

Post 1799 Mission Statement (2023)

  •   To advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of participating Legionnaires using the four pillars of Veteran Assistance, National Defense, Americanism, and Children & Youths.
  •   To promote individual integrity, self worth and social camaraderie in an "outreach" focus and approach to the community.

Post Commander Carlos Collat appointed following Legionnaires for 2023-2024
  • ​Fund Raising Chairman - Carlos Collat
  • Membership Status Chairman - Rob Brock 
  • Event Coordination Chairman - John Lyver
  • Nomination Committee Chairman - Rob Brock
  • Blood Drive Chairman - Rich Bohmer
  • Boys/Girls State Representative - Irwin Lazar
  • Info Website Chairman - Bob Wyman
  • Finance Committee Chairman - Buddy Wagner
  • Willing Warrior Chairman - Chuck Berge
  • Get Out The Vote POC  - Lee Chambers
  • High School Jr. ROTC Representative - David Shuler
  • POW-MIA POC - Ward Nickisch
  • Wreaths Across America Event POC - Art Ladenburg
  • Wreaths Across America Sales POC - John Lyver
  • Logistics POC - Ernie Whitehouse
  • Parade Vehicles POC - Chuck Berge
  • Vettes for Vets POC - Chuck Berge
  • Sweats for VA Vets POC - Dennis Corrigan
  • DC Band Concert POC - Jeff Arwood

Our Post 1799 Bylaws dated 23 April 2022, passed by unanimous vote at General Membership Meeting, 23 April 2022.

Apply today to join the American Legion and Post 1799 with this application.  Just download!  The instructions are on the application.
American Legion Officer's Guide and Manual of Ceremonies - 2024
American Legion Adjutant's Guide - 2024
American Legion Post 1799
 Chartered 2005
Post Constitution, dated 23 October 2021, passed by unanimous vote at  General Membership Meeting, 23 October 2021. 
Transfer to Post 1799 today with this transfer form.  The instructions are on the application.
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