Brad Teis | 1st Vice Commander
The First Vice Commander serves under the Commander of the Department of Ohio. His responsibilities include being Membership Committee Chairman, ensuring that the Legion message is heard by all veterans, and providing the overall mission for the membership year.
Brad Teis was elected to serve 2019-2020 as the Department of Ohio 2nd Vice Commander on Sunday June 30th 2019 and elected to serve 2021-2022 as the Department of Ohio 1st Vice Commander on Sunday July 11th 2021.
Brad is a member of Canton Post 44, where he has served in every Post Position including Post Commander 2015-2019. Brad is also a Post 44, SAL Squadron member. He is on the Canton Post 44 Honor Guard.
In 2017, he was elected to10th District 2nd Vice Commander and in 2018, to 1st Vice Commander, and was instrumental in helping the 10th District achieve Quota and win the National Race-To-The-Top Award in 2017 and 2018. He then served as 10th District Commander 2018-2019 and was National Runner-up in the 2019 Race-To-The-Top Award. Brad received the Department Commanders Award and The Department Adjutants Award for 2018. He is a post awarded PUFL member.
Brad earned his eligibility by serving during The Vietnam Era in both the Navy and Army. He also served in The Ohio National Guard at the Akron–Canton Airport. He has been the 10th District Committee Chairperson for Special Olympics, and also has served as a National Appointee to The Americanism Commission, and a Commissioner to Ohio Buckeye Boy’s State.
He is a member of The Greater Canton Veterans Council and has served on the Board of the Homes for Heroes. Mr. Teis is a Co-Founder of The Aultman-Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center Honor Team serving our Hospice Veterans and their families in their time of need. He has served as the 2019-2020 Vice President of the 10th District Past Commanders Association and also served on the 10th District Task Force and Advisory Committee.
He is very active in his community where he visits veterans in area Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Hospice Centers.
He retired from The Hoover Company in 2006, after 33 years.
He has been married to his best friend and wife Roxanne for 30 years and they have four children, Bradley Jr, Michael, Brittany, Ryan and four grandchildren.