John Rogers

Post Commander

Legionnaire Al Alford is the Commander for Post 828. He served as the 20th District Commander (2016-2018). He is currently the Department of Texas Historian all of Texas.  He is a graduate of Northern Burlington Regional High School in Columbus, New Jersey and a retired Lieutenant Colonel with over 30 Years of experience in the Healthcare Industry, specializing in diversified Information Management/ Information Technology consulting services with the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies.   He has served in corporate level positions managing program activities pertaining to acquisition logistics, contracting, administration, and program management. He is formally trained in project management methodologies by Project Management Institute (PMI) and Defense Acquisition University.  He has diversified technical and business operations achievement as Senior Vice President and CEO for diversified healthcare technology firms. He is an expert in organizational assessment, strategic planning/ implemen-tation, technology utilization, and process development.  After completing undergraduate work at Kansas State University in Manhattan KS, he received a Masters Degree in Health Care Management from Texas State University, Certificate of Completion from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Information Engineering; numerous Seminars and Courses on Information Systems Management, Network Management, and Software Engineering; and Defense Acquisition University courses and certification at Acquisition 101, Acquisition 201, and Information Resource Management.  He is a life time member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. 


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2nd Vice Commander
1st Vice Commander

Fred Brock Post #828 1st Vice Commander is Legionnaire John Rogers

Glenn Robinson

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Fred Brock Post #828 2nd Vice Commander is Legionnaire Glenn Robinson. Glenn is from Emporia, Virginia.  After graduation from Greensville County High School, in Emporia, he enlisted into the United States Army.  He spent six years as a Hawk Missile System's Radar Technician and System Instructor.  Overseas tours included Korea and Germany.  After his discharge, he worked for Raytheon Service Company in Saudi Arabia.  Glenn was employed with El Paso Electric Company as a Communications Specialist until his retirement.  Glenn is a Silver Life Member of the NAACP.  He served as the past Vice President and President of the Marion Branch of the NAACP and is the recipient 2011 NAACP Sydney S. Smith Award for Outstanding Service.  He is a Life Member of the Disable American Veterans and a member of the Elk Lodge.  He has an Associate Degree in Industrial Electronics from Western Technical Institute in El Paso, Texas.  He and his wife Frieda have two sons and two grandchildren.

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Financial Officer

Jerry Farmer

Fred Brock Post #28 Financial Office is Legionnaire Jerry L. Farmer.  He served his country in the United States Air Force for 27 years and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1996, and then served 15 years as a Federal Officer for the United States Government.  Following his second retirement he became actively involved with the American Legion by continuing serving his country and became involved in enhancing the post operations and recruitment efforts of Fred Brock 828.  He was born and raised in Shreveport Louisiana and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1968, and a graduate of the American Legion Extension Institute in 2014.  He has two Associate Degrees in Industrial Security and Social Science, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland.   He is a Prince Hall 32nd degree Mason and Past Worshipful Master of the lodge, an entrepreneurial and business owner, and actively involved in numerous community affairs. 

Post Chaplain

Patricia Wimberly

Fred Brock Post #828 Post Chaplain is Legionnaire Patricia Wimberly was born in San Antonio TX.  Highly influenced by her father’s involvement with military, She embraced the ideal of joining the military at an early age.  She attended grade school in the Edgewood School District and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1972.  With a community of strong of strong women supporters, academic counselors  and teachers, Patricia attended college on a full scholarship receiving a degree in Nursing.  Her first civilian job was a staff nurse at University Hospital.  She joined the Air Force Reserves in in October 1983.  Her reserves assignment was the 34th Aero-Medical Evacuation Squadron at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas.  Major Wimberly retired after 22 and one half years of serving her country.  Her achievements and many military accolades included being in the first group of Flight Nurses sent to Panama.  Other honors and awards include: Air Force Retired after 20 + years with Honors; (2) Meritorious Service Medal; (3) Air Force Achievement Award; and Most Outstanding Officer Award.

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Service Officer

Willie F. Watson, Sr.

Fred Brock Post #828 Service Officer is Legionnaire Willie F. Watson, Sr.  Willie is a native of Harrison County, Marshall. Texas.  He attended Carver High School in Karnack, Texas.  He furthered his education by attending Wiley College from 1953 to 1957, majoring in Physical Education. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1957.  He had overseas tours in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1987 with 30 years of service retiring as a Sergeant Major.  After retiring he was employed at Highlands High School in San Antonio for 13 years as an instructor for the R.O.T.C. program. He is married to Vera and has one son, one daughter and one granddaughter.  He is a people person, with his hobbies including fishing, gardening, sports of all types and dominoes. 

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Fred Brock Post #828 Historian is vacant


Fernando Rover


Calvin Bateman

Fred Brock Post #828 Adjutant is Legionnaire Calvin Bateman.  Calvin was born in Edinburg, Texas and graduated from Ball High School in Seguin, Texas IN 1962.   Calvin joined the U.S. Army with a specialty of Personnel Management Specialist.  Calvin served 22 years for his country retiring in 1984 as a Master Sergeant.  Following retirement, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 24 years, where he retired as a Human Resources Associate in the Training and Development department in January 2009.  He is an active member of the Second Baptist Church where he serves as Chairperson of the Audio Visual and Sound System Ministry and maintains the church website.  Calvin is a member of the following civic organizations:  (1) Fred Brock Post #828 as Adjutant; (2) VFW Post 76; and (3) Disabled American Veterans Roy B. Hodges Post 128 as web master.  Calvin das an Associate Degree from Central Texas College (Killeen TX) and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business administration from Tarleton State University (Killeen TX). 

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Judge Advocate

Burrell Parmer

Maj. Burrell Parmer was born in Monroe, La., in 1972. He graduated from Delta High School in Mer Rouge, La. in May 1991 and enlisted as a Legal Services Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1991.  After meritorious promotion to the rank of Sergeant, he attended Officers Candidate School in Quantico, Va., where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1997. In September 1999, as a Field Artillery Officer, Maj. Parmer was promoted to First Lieutenant and served at Quantico as the Public Affairs Officer for the Marine Corps Systems Command  In 2002, Maj. Parmer was transferred to Okinawa, Japan, where he was assigned as the Press Officer for the base newspaper until he was transferred to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force in 2004.  While assigned to the unit, he was deployed multiple times to Iraq, The Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Guam, and Australia.  In 2008, Maj. Parmer was transferred to San Antonio, Texas, where he served as a Strategic Planner for the Information Operations Warfare Center, U.S. Joint Staff.  He deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of special operations and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.  He retired from the Marines after 21 years of faithful and honorable service in 2012.  Maj. Parmer currently serves as the Public Affairs Officer for Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, which recruits in an area covering more than 144,000 square miles of Texas territory, spanning from Waco, west to Midland/Odessa, southwest towards El Paso, southeast along the Rio Grande Valley, and west of College Station.  Maj. Parmer is an active Prince Hall Mason and Shriner, and has served as Master of San Antonio Lodge No. 1 and Potentate of Moussa Temple No. 106.  He currently serves as the Public Relations Director for the Desert of Texas and Editor of The Texas Desert Traveler quarterly publication.  He is a life member of the NAACP, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled Veterans of America.  Maj. Parmer serves on the executive board of the Fred Brock American Legion Post No. 828, Claude W. Black Center Advisory Board, healing souls, Inc., World Lolei Incorporation, San Antonio Black History Commission, and is co-founder of Noble Gentlemen of San Antonio.       

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Pam Oliver

Post 828 Hubmaster and maintainer of Post 828 Facebook page is Burrell Parmer (See Bio Above).  The web page and newsletter is maintained by Commander Al Alford.

Fred Brock Post #828 Sergeant-At-Arms is Legionnaire Fernando Rover.  

Executive Committee

Placement 1 – Tom Hadley

Placement 2 – Ricardo Allen

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Fred Brock Post #828 Executive Committee Placement 1 is Vacant,

Ricardo Allen

Fred Brock Post #828 Executive Committee Placement 2 is Legionnaire Ricardo Allen.   

Board of Trustees

Keith Toney – Year 6

Chuck Landy - Year 5 (Board Chairman)

Calvin Young - Year 4

Robert Allen - Year 3

James Pearson - Year 2

John Quarrells - Year 1

Roster of Post Chairs

This section includes the following Roster of Post Chairs:

Finance  – Jerry Farmer

House  – Jerry Farmer

Membership – John Rogers

Americanism - Calvin Bateman

Music & Entertainment – Glenn Robinson

Welcome - Fernando Rover

Children & Youth – Renee Pate

Security – Ron Adams

Public Relations – Calvin Bateman 

Service – Willie F. Watson, Sr.

Legislative Committee - John Rogers

S.A.L. Committee - Jerome Harris

R.O.T.C.  – Renee Pate

School Awards – Renee Pate

*American Veteran District 20 – 8- Ball League

Pool Team Captain  – Pat Reed

Pool Team Six Captain  – (Vacant)

Youth Activities – Walter Hood

*American Legion Post #828 Dart League

Captain – Jerome Harris