The Leadership Team

Who We Are

We are a multigenerational team of combat veterans with a moral and ethical obligation to advocate for and support our veterans, military service members, and families. All members of the leadership team were elected or appointed by their combat veteran peers. We continue a 91 year legacy of honorable service in our local community.

 
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Andrew M. LeMarQuand
(U.S. Army Ranger)

VFW Post 1929 Commander

Wartime Service:
Major Andrew M. LeMarQuand completed multiple combat deployments during 18+ years of wartime service as an Engineer Soldier and later as an Infantry Officer, Calvary Officer, and Army Ranger Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a 3rd generation native of Sonoma County, 6th generation American veteran, and resides in Petaluma, California.

Peacetime Service:
Andrew is an Assistant Professor and Principal Leadership Training and Assessment Officer for the United States Army at the University of San Francisco, Academy of Art University, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, Dominican University, San Francisco City College, and the Santa Rosa Junior College. He trains and assesses Army Officer Candidates from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Stanford, Santa Clara University, and San Jose State University at joint assessment exercises.

Military Education:

Command and General Staff College

Maneuver Captain Career Course 

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape

U.S. Army Jumpmaster School

U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course

U.S. Army Sniper Employment Leader

U.S. Army Airborne Leader

U.S. Army Ranger School

U.S. Army Infantry Basic Officer Leader


Civilian Experience:
Oracle (Tech)
Walmart (Tech)

Civilian Education:
Doctor of Education in Organization Change and Leadership (University of Southern California) - 2022
Master of Science in Nonprofit Management (Columbia University) - 2022
Master of Science in Human Capital Analytics and Technology (New York University)
Master of Science in Strategic Marketing Communication (Fordham University)
Master of Business Administration (University of San Francisco)
Master of Public Administration (Columbus State University)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (University of California Davis)

Bachelor of Arts in American History (University of California Davis)

Associates of Arts (Santa Rosa Junior College)