BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jimmy Lane, a veteran from Jonesboro, Ark, was elected as a National Vice Commander of The American Legion by delegates at the organization’s 97th National Convention in Baltimore today.
A member of American Legion Pickett Post 21 in Jonesboro, Jimmy served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1968 during the Vietnam era. He had held offices at every level of The American Legion, including Department (state) Commander of Arkansas from 2013-2014. He has also represented Arkansas as a National Security council member from 2013-2015. He was born in Jonesboro and graduated from Bono High School in Bono, Ark. After leaving the Air Force, he attended Arkansas State University earning a BSA in 1971 with an engineering major and math minor.
Upon graduation he accepted a position with General Motors Corporation working in Field Sales, Service, and Marketing. He moved extensively in his 35 year career living in eight different states and 11 different cities. He is married to Brenda Lane and has a daughter, Mica, Son, Darren, and two Granddaughters, Alexis, and Payton.
He will serve a one-year term in the Legion’s second-highest elective office. He took the oath of office along with National Commander Dale Barnett of Douglasville, Ga.
Jimmy Lane is one of 12 national officers.