Past Commandants – Department of Ohio – MCL
Years Name Detachment City
1944-45 Russell Flynn Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1945-47 Fred Rardid Chesty Puller Akron
1947-49 Russell Flynn Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1949-50 Richard Hilton Lou Diamond Toledo
1950-51 Lester Nimon Mckinley Canton
1951-52 Harry Beckwith Chesty Puller Akron
1952-53 Joseph Rathbun Walter Kildow Zanesville
1953-54 Paul Sewickley Lou Diamond Toledo
1954-55 John Pappas Lofton Henderson Lorain
1955-56 Gene Blythe Major S. J. Logan Lakewood
1956-57 Lawrence Kirby Walter Kildow Zanesville
1957-58 Lee Lanning Lofton Henderson Lorain
1958-60 Jackie Steinquest Lou Diamond Toledo
1960-61 Robert Benson Lou Diamond Toledo
1961-62 Walter Churchill Lou Diamond Toledo
1962-64 Ronald Kiessling Major S. J. Logan Cleveland
1964-66 Walter Churchill Lou Diamond Toledo
1966-68 John Kleinhans Lou Diamond Toledo
1968-70 Joseph McLaughlin Belleau Wood Columbus
1970-72 Raymond Berline Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1972-74 Charles Kiessling Major S. J. Logan Cleveland
1974-75 Dale Schmidt Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1975-76 Joseph Fiori Dayton Dayton
1976-78 Carl Bernabe Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1978-79 Paul Gehring Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1979-81 Robert Minnish Dayton Dayton
1981-82 William Poulos McKinley Canton
1982-84 Raymond Berling Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1984-86 Barrie Delp Lancaster Leathernecks Lancaster
1986-87 Robert Overbeck Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1987-89 Marvin Rombach McKinley Canton
1989-90 Armin Corbin Justice Chambers Mentor
1990-92 Jack Burgin Chesty Puller Akron
1992-94 Robert Riesenberg Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1994-96 Raymond Gleason Cincinnati-Montezuma Cincinnati
1996-98 Darrell Logan Belleau Wood Columbus
1998-2000 Don Perry Belleau Wood Columbus
2000-02 Frank C. Head Chesty Puller Akron
2002-04 John Oberwegner Lou Diamond Toledo
2004-05 James E. Dorsey McKinley Canton
2005-07 Robert S. Harris McKinley Canton
2007-09 Roger L. Gardner Herman Hesselschwardt Defiance
2009-10 Rodney Lough Col. Justis M. Chambers Mentor
2010-12 Ellen Leidy Chesty Puller Akron
2012-14 Ray Dailey Herman Hesselschwardt Defiance
2014-16 Frank Gron Col. Justis M. Chambers Mentor
2016-__ John Harkness