Wisconsin American Legion names first female state adjutant

Wisconsin American Legion names first female state adjutant

The Wisconsin American Legion has named its first female state adjutant.

The legion’s executive committee named Amber Nikolai its next state adjutant this week, according to a release. The committee made the announcement Wednesday.

“The Wisconsin American Legion is a model for the nation as we provide qualified women leaders in an organization traditionally led by men,” Laurel Clewell, the second female state commander in state history, said in the release.

Nikolai is a Navy veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was the agency liaison for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Home at King from 2012 until last month, according to the release.

Nikolai’s appointment is effective immediately. She replaces former adjutant David Kurtz.

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