Frank is new Legion district commander

Randy Frank, Hillsboro, was elected Kansas 4th District American Legion commander April 26.Randy Frank, Hillsboro, was elected Kansas 4th District American Legion commander April 26 during the annual Kansas 4th District convention in Emporia.

The 4th District includes more than 3,000 veterans supporting 45 American Legion Posts in 14 Kansas counties.

Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1980-1994 during the Lebanon/Grenada; Panama and Persian Gulf/War on Terrorism.

As a member of the American Legion Post 375 in Clermont, Iowa, he served as the post commander. In the Kansas 4th District he served as sergeant at arms and executive committee member.

Frank currently is a member of Post 366 in Hillsboro.

After leaving the military, he completed his career in law enforcement and has been working as an Emergency Management director since 2000.

He is a certified emergency manager in both Kansas and Iowa. He also holds Federal Emergency Management Administra­tion certification as a certified continuity practitioner and is completing his masters continuity practitioner certification.

Raised in south-central Kansas, Frank attended Arkansas City High School and Cowley County Community College.

Frank was awarded Army Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Achieve­ment Medal (seven awards), National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Com­ponent Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal.

Randy and wife Keeley together have four children: Kevin, Krystal, Benjamin and Dustin. They also have five grandchildren: Timmy, Braxton, Bentley, Brinley and Lilith.

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