Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Today’s American Legion with National Commander James Koutz

Tune in to hear guest James Koutz*, American Legion National Commander, share information about the Legion’s work and services. With 2.4M members the 94 year old Legion is the largest of all Veteran Service Organizations. In a progressive, yet disciplined approach, the Legion is fresh, relevant and adapting in ways to even better serve its members and member communities. In this show Commander Koutz focuses on 1) Operation Comfort Warriors, 2) The challenges the sequestration policy, if enacted, will have on the military’s capabilities, and 3) Special needs of women veterans. Commander Koutz is an Army veteran, ’69-’71. He served an extended tour of duty in Vietnam with Company C 169th Engineer Battalion. He has served in appointed or elected offices at every American legion level: Post, County, District, Department and National. This includes Post Commander and Commissioner of the Department of Veteran Affairs. A native Hoosier, Commander Koutz resides in Booneville, Indiana.