American Legion Post 50 SAL 50 New York USA
The "Sons of the American Legion Radio Report" can be heard live on WVOX 1460
AM in Westchester County and "Around the World" on WVOX.com. The show is
regularly held on every Monday from 2:30 to 3:00 PM.
The "West Point Football Report" also produced by Sons of the American legion and
WVOX Radio in New Rochelle, NY can be heard every Tuesday night at 5:30 PM
during the season starting on August 31st. The show can be heard in Westchester
County New York on 1460 AM and "Worldwide" on the internet on WVOX.com.
Sponsors are being sought for "The West Point Football Show", please contact Ken
Kraetzer at 914-450-9554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The host of these programs is Kenneth G. Kraetzer, Commander of Sons of the
American Legion in Pelham, NY; Vice Commander for Westchester County, and former
Vice Commander for New York State.
The co-host on this segment was John Chuhran, a New Rochelle based PR executive
and Sons of the American Legion member.
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Ken Kraetzer is the producer of Sons of the American Legion Radio and the
"West Point Football Report". Commander of Squadron 50 Pelham, his father
was a WWII US Army Officer who served in Italy with the 91st Infantry.
July 4, 2011
Independence Day One Hour Show
WVOX 1460 AM
Sons of the American Legion Radio Report
John Chuhran and Jack McQuirk
Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harbeson
Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo
Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo
Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harbeson is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He was
commissioned through the Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I.
His sea duty assignments have included first lieutenant and main propulsion assistant
in USS Pharris (FF 1094), combat systems officer and weapons control officer in USS
San Jacinto (CG 56), and executive officer in USS Vicksburg (CG 69). He has also
served as flag lieutenant to both commander, Middle East Force in Bahrain and
commander, 3rd Fleet. His two command tours were as commanding officer of USS
John S. McCain (DDG 56), forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and as commodore,
Destroyer Squadron 50, forward deployed to Bahrain.
Shore assignments have included a tour as a surface junior officer detailer at the Navy
Personnel Command and attendance at the Naval War College, where he received a
Masters of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He also served as
an instructor for the Executive Officer’s Leadership Course taught at the Command
Leadership School. Harbeson was selected for a Federal Executive Fellowship and
studied at The George Washington University prior to reporting to OPNAV to serve as
a special assistant/deputy executive assistant to the vice chief of naval operations. He
also served as the division chief for the Strategic Operations Division in J3 on the Joint
Staff. Harbeson served as the executive assistant to the vice chief of naval operations
prior to his most recent assignment as the deputy director for Surface Combat Systems
and Weapons on the chief of naval operations staff (OPNAV N86F).
Harbeson has been awarded various personal awards. He is most proud of the Joint
Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, two Meritorious Unit
Commendations, the Battenburg Cup and the Battle Efficiency Awards, because they
recognize the participation and accomplishment of all crew members.
On June 25, 2010, Rear Admiral Harbeson assumed his current position as
Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
2011 Pelham, NY Memorial Day
American Legion Post 50 and Town of Pelham
hosts 70 Marines, Navy and Coast Guard
members from NYC Fleet Week for 9th year.
As discussed in the interview, Hudson Valley region "Heart of the Hudson"
Girl Scouts send each year over 40,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to
military members serving overseas. The cookies are donated by the public
and accepted by the US Navy in June by trucks sent to Westchester County.
Pictures are of the actual cookies being loaded onto military trucks for
delivery to domestic military base to begin shipment overseas.