Commander - Jeff Rose
On May 19, 2022, Jeff Rose was elected to serve as the new Post 99 Commander. Commander Rose is a second-generation to San Jose. He graduated from James Lick High, San Jose City College, and Cal State University Hayward. He went on to receive his MBA from the University of Phoenix.
In 1969, Jeff enlisted in the California National Guard in Sunnyvale which at that time was a 105mm howitzer battery where he served as the Section Leader in the Forward Observer Unit. In 1973, his National Guard Battalion was converted from Artillery to Military Police. Jeff spent his last 3 years as a Platoon Sgt and a Shift Supervisor.
Jeff has finally retired after a short stint in education followed by a 45-year career in Electronics - Semiconductor, Silicon, and Precious Metal recovery.
Jeff joined Post 99 in 2019 and was shortly elected 2nd Vice Commander where he was responsible for Youth programs like High School Oratorical and Boys State Leadership programs.
Jeff is looking forward to finding Post 99 a permanent new home and bringing many new vets into the Post.
Post 99 Commander
Jeff A. Rose
13th District Commander
Larry G. Maggio
13th District Commander, Department of California and Past Post 99 Commander- Larry Maggio
Larry was born and raised in San Jose: he is the third generation in the area. He attended Del Mar High School and was very active with both the Marching and Jazz bands where he was voted most musical by his graduating class. Larry joined the Campbell Police Department Explorer program where he learned several aspects of Law enforcement. He attended West Valley College where he studied Administration of Justice. In 1985, he earned his POST police certificate from the police academy.
In 1986 Larry joined the United States Army and California National Guard as a Military Policeman and Military Police Investigator. He served both active and reserve duty. Larry served in Panama, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm. Larry was with the very first unit in the National Guard that responded to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Larry retired from the Military in 1996, became a business owner providing traffic control during the BART expansion at the San Francisco Airport, and provided traffic control for funeral processions in the South Bay.
Larry relocated to Hollister in 1998 and joined the Hollister Fire Department as a Paid Call Firefighter in 1999. That same year Larry also went to work for Pacific Bell/AT&T and has been there for over 23 years.
Larry moved to Los Gatos in 2011 and is currently a commissioner for the Town of Los Gatos and the Chairman of the Personnel Board. He served as the Sergeant at Arms, the Adjutant, and then served for 5 years as the Commander for Post 99, The American Legion, and is currently the Jr Past Post Commander. Larry has also served as the Area 2 Membership Commissioner and the Oratorical Commissioner for the American Legion for the Department of California and was the Oratorical Vice-Chair for the Department of California, The American Legion, and has served as the 2nd Vice Commander, and 1st Vice Commander for District 13 and is now the current 13th District Commander for the Department of California, The American Legion. Larry also serves as a board member for the Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation and is a former Garde Le Porte for the Forty and Eight. As an elected delegate to the 2022 American Legion National Convention, Larry served on the National Security Sub-Committee.
Larry is also the recipient of 6 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards that were issued by the President of the United States of America.
In 2019, Larry was awarded the Order of the Marechaussee Medal from the United States Military Police Regiment for his exceptional service to duty, and contribution to the Military Police Corps which is considered the highest award an MP can receive.
1st Vice Commander - Michael Silva
2nd Vice Commander - Vacant