CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A veteran of the Women’s Army Corps from Douglasville, Ga., was elected national vice commander of the 2.2-million member American Legion during its national convention in Cincinnati today.
Fae Casper joined the Women's Army Corps and served at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Fort Bragg, N.C. Other military assignments took her to Fort Chaffee, Ark., St. Louis, and East Point, Ga.
She has held various positions at the post, department and national levels of The American Legion. In 1995, she was selected as her department’s Fourth District Legionnaire of the Year. In the 5th District, she served as Oratorical Contest chair, Fundraising-Entertainment chair, Constitution & By-Laws Committee secretary, adjutant, president of Past Commander’s Club, Fifth District junior vice commander, senior vice commander and district commander.
At the department (state) level she has served as Chair of the Women's Vietnam Memorial Committee, member of the POW/MIA Committee, member of the VA & Rehabilitation Committee, and member of the General Davis Highway Committee. In 1994 she was elected as the president of the Georgia American Legion Press Association and in 1995 served as the newsletter editor for GALPA.
Casper served as the commander of the Department of Georgia from 2008 to 2009 and attended National Legion College in 2001. She also served as national historian from 2001 to 2002. Committee and commission assignments included Distinguished Guest 1992-1996, National Security Council 2000-2003, National Trophies and Awards 2004-2008 which included 2006-2008 as Vice Chairman, National Public Relations Commission 2009-2013, and currently on the National Marketing, Media and Communications Commission. She has been a member of the National Press Association (NADHAL) since 1993, and is serving as president of NADHAL, and the first female to represent Blue Cap Legion members on the ANAVICUS Board. She has been a member of NALPA since 1993.
Casper has three daughters and one son, 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She loves to read and enjoys helping other veterans. She is a member of American Legion Post 145 in Douglasville. Casper is one of 12 national officers.