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Woman assumes command of Arkansas American Legion

The Arkansas American Legion has a female commander for only the second time in its history.
Glen Minor is congratulating Mary Erdman as the newly elected Department of Arkansas Commander. (courtesy Arkansas American Legion)
Glen Minor is congratulating Mary Erdman as the newly elected Department of Arkansas Commander. (courtesy Arkansas American Legion)
Glen Minor, White Hall Mary Erdman, Hot Springs Village Marvin Jumper, Jonesboro (courtesy Arkansas American Legion)
Glen Minor, White Hall Mary Erdman, Hot Springs Village Marvin Jumper, Jonesboro (courtesy Arkansas American Legion)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas American Legion has a female commander for only the second time in its history. The new commander was elected and installed Sunday morning in North Little Rock.

Mary Erdman of Hot Springs Village accepted the post after her election, from outgoing Commander Glen Minor. Erdman was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United State Army reserve from 1986 to 2003, serving in Panama, Germany and under hostile fire in El Salvador.

Erdman is elected to serve as the Arkansas Commander for the 2012-2013 term.

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