As ambassadors of our community and fandom, we believe it’s important to take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have made the difficult decision to cancel and decline all events at least through mid-April. We will reevaluate later appearances as this situation develops. Take care of yourselves!

Garrison Officers

We have a great team of volunteers who take on extra tasks to help the whole group run smoothly. Meet our officers below!

Command 

Luke Killam

Luke Killam

Garrison Commanding Officer

Chris Janssen

Chris Janssen

Garrison Executive Officer

Our Commanding Officer and Executive Officer are similar in role to a club chapter’s president and vice-president. Their primary duties are to oversee the operations of local unit, coordinate events, and help the garrison’s members as necessary.

Garrison COs also serve on the Legion Council, a governing body made up of all the Garrison COs and a second representative from the Garrison assigned by the CO. The Legion Council along with the Legion Commander oversee the policies and operations of the entire Legion.

Support

Daryl Doak

Daryl Doak

GML

Vaughn Bechtol

Vaughn Bechtol

GML

Scott Thingelstad

Scott Thingelstad

GML

AJ Edman

AJ Edman

GML

Garrison Membership Liaisons are responsible for evaluating member costumes and maintaining the Garrison’s member roster in the 501st Legion. All member information changes, corrections, and additions go through the GML.

Ian Whitehouse

Ian Whitehouse

GWL

Anthony Armendariz

Anthony Armendariz

GWL

Sarah Bechtol

Sarah Bechtol

GPR

Michael Halstead

Michael Halstead

GPR

Garrison Web Liaisons are the primary contact for member Legion profile photos, obtaining and editing them for the 501st Roster.

Public Relations Officers are responsible for materials for public information and distribution, social media postings, and interview information. 

Judy Janssen

Judy Janssen

GEC

Daryl Doak

Daryl Doak

GEC

Jim Pedroli

Jim Pedroli

GEC

Leslie New

Leslie New

GEC

Garrison Event Coordinators work with event hosts to handle requests, track signups, verify event details, and follow up after events to capture donation totals and photo galleries. GECs are the backbone of our group and handle hundreds of event requests each year for CCG.

Steve Squire

Steve Squire

GWM

Judy Janssen

Judy Janssen

GWM

Mindie Mosiman

Mindie Mosiman

GWM

Jim Moser

Jim Moser

GCR

Garrison WebMasters design, build, and maintain our websites and forum. 

Our Garrison Charity Representative is the primary point of contact with charitable organizations. The GCR documents our charitable activities and fundraising totals, along with publishing and promoting charity efforts to the membership and the public.

Michael Halstead

Michael Halstead

GMB

Vaughn Bechtol

Vaughn Bechtol

GG

Rob Frey

Rob Frey

GG

Ralph Freilinger

Ralph Freilinger

RL

The Garrison Merchandise and Branding Officer handles the design, sourcing, payment, production, and distribution of club merchandise like shirts, patches, and coins. 

Garrison Guards interpret and enforce club rules. These officers serve as impartial mediators for disputes among members or officers.

Regional Liaisons help grow membership in areas outside Portland Metro. RLs also help members outside of Portland Metro build and foster communication within and beyond their area.