Women to Head 2 Major Vets Groups

RENO, Nev. — Hundreds of veterans paraded through a large convention hall to Sister Sledge’s “We are Family,” arms wrapped around one another Thursday when the American Legion, a 99-year-old organization representing 2 million veterans, elected its first female national commander at the conclusion of its annual convention.

Denise Rohan, an Army veteran living in Wisconsin, now leads what President Donald Trump just called “a very powerful organization.” She will represent the Legion for one year, traveling the country to visit posts and testifying before Congress.

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