On June 10, Ronnie Lyons was elected as Department vice-commander in the American Legion of Louisiana for the year of 2012-13. Commander Lyons has been a member of the American Legion for 10 years. He serves as commissioner on the Board of Ways and Means for the state. He formerly served as the Department Executive Committeeman (CED) for the Fifth District of Louisiana. He has held every position in the Fifth District of Louisiana. These positions are as follows: commander, vice-commander, area commander, sergeant-at-arms and color bearer.