Michael Fox – National Commander 2021 – 2022

Meet Michael
Nation Commander of the Sons of the American Legion
2021 – 2022

Moments after being born in April of 1980 I became a member the Sons of the American Legion, thanks to my father Ned who was deeply involved and my grandfather Ed, a WWII Veteran.  My Squadron membership was at the Haggin Grant Post #521 where we all attended meeting. By the age of two I was beginning to learn about the Sons of the American Legion and what our organization was all about.  Through faithful attendance at local regular meetings and participating in various functions and events throughout the state of California, the S.A.L. heavily impressed me; becoming an intricate part of my childhood upbringing and helped shape my foundational beliefs and fundamental attitude.  I starting volunteering at the local VA with my father at the age of 5, as I realized the importance of supporting our veterans, certainly well before many of my peers in our neighborhood.

Maintaining a constant membership, I loved being involved and wanted to know how I could serve more.  I thought that I might be able to do some good as an officer, so in 1986 at the age of 6, I was elected as Sargent At Arms of my squadron. This was the first position of the many positions I’ve been elected to. I had enjoyed myself so much I knew that this organization would be a part of my life forever. Two years later in 1988 I held my first Detachment office. After completing my year as Sargent At Arms for the Detachment of CA, my feelings for the Sons of the American Legion grew into something so passionate, words cannot possibly describe the wonderful feeling I had, standing up on stage in front of the American Legion at state convention. This was the point in my life that I knew I wanted to do something more for our Veterans.

Since holding my first Detachment position in 1988, I have gone on to hold

several Detachment positions and in 2014 became part of the first father-son to be Detachment Commander in California. (Ned Fox was Detachment Commander in 1976.)

Along with being a member of the Sons of the American Legion, I am also a member of the Elks. As a member of the Elks, I work closely with the Veterans committee to reach out and support Veterans all over. In being an Elk as well a Son, I visit the Veterans home in Yountville California 3-6 times a year. I also have been attending the Annual Veterans Picnic in Yountville every August for the past 39 years, along with helping the American Legion State Baseball Tournament held at the Veterans home.

Besides my devotion to the programs my first passion in my life is my girls. I am a single father raising my daughters with the support of my family. My oldest daughter Hailey is 21, I have identical twin girls Kaci & Kali that are 16, and my youngest daughter Skye is 12. We are a close knit family and receive an unlimited amount of support from my parents Ned and Debbie Fox.

I have the most wonderful woman in my life Crystal Reagan (fiancé) that is my true-life partner and greatest supporter. Crystal has brought 3 more children into my life. Tyler is 23, Ashlynn is 20, and Axel 12. Together we are raising 7 children, 5 girls and 2 boys. Never a dull moment in the Fox household!

I am a state certified General Journeyman Commercial Electrician and work for an amazing owner who is also a member of the Sons. I have been working for the same company since I started my career over 22 years ago. It is a small company and they give me the freedom to take off numerous days throughout the year to travel and support the programs as well as attending meetings for the American Legion Family.

View Commander Michael’s “Flying Flags For Heroes” Campaign Packet

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