Officers and Members of Post 405


LTC (Ret) Jon Peterson

LTC (Ret) Jon Peterson

LTC Jon Peterson graduated from the Army ROTC program of Dickinson College as a Distinguished Military Graduate.  Branched Aviation, he graduated Army flight school on the Commandant’s List, and qualified as command pilot of the UH-60 Blackhawk.  His service included tours of duty throughout the United States, 5 years in Europe, and 3 tours in combat.  In the latter part of his military career, LTC Peterson helped to develop the future leaders of the Army as the Professor of Military Science at Widener University. He retired from the Army after 25 years of active service, and continues to serve as the commander of American Legion post 405 and as a member of the Armed Services Council of the Union League of Philadelphia.  Mr. Peterson is the Associate Director of the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University, where he teaches leadership to students and develops leadership programs for local, national, and international businesses.  Mr. Peterson is married and has 4 daughters, one of whom is a US Marine.

Jack P. Lieberman, Captain USNR (Ret)

A native of Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, Jack obtained a B.S. Degree in Economics in 1965 from Villanova University.  Following graduation, he received a commission as Ensign in the U.S. Navy and served as Gunnery Officer/Nuclear Weapons Officer aboard USS San Marcos (LSD-25).  Subsequently, he served in Aviation and Surface Units and on the Readiness Commander (REDCOM FOUR) Inspector General’s Staff.   Upon attaining the rank of Captain, he was appointed Commanding Officer of several Military Sealift Command units and Chief of Staff Officer during Exercise Rainbow Reef at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, a convoy training exercise, preceding Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1991.

Current Members

Commander - Jon Peterson

1st Vice - Lou Cavaliere

2nd Vice - Andy Waskie

Adjutant - Joe Stivala

Finance - Bill Moran

Historian - Jack Lieberman

Chaplain - Albert El

Sergeant at Arms - Ed Berna

Service Officer - Andre McCoy

Judge Advocate - D. Bruce Hanes