Detachment of Massachusetts



Michael Fox

Sons of The American Legion National Commander


Michael Fox was elected National Commander of the Sons of The American Legion in Phoenix during the national convention of the Sons of The American Legion.

Michael Fox has been a member of the Sons of The American Legion Haggin Grant Squadron 521 in Rio Linda, Calif., since the day he was born. He grew up in the organization alongside his father, Ned, and grandfather, Ed, a World War II veteran.

At the young age of five, Fox volunteered with his father at the local VA medical center, which helped him understand the service and sacrifice of veterans. Then, at the age of six he held his first elected position at Squadron 521 as sergeant-at-arms.

“I had enjoyed myself so much I knew that this organization would be a part of my life forever.”

Fox has also served as the Detachment of California sergeant-at-arms. And in 2014, he served as the Detachment of California commander; his father held this same position in 1976, which made Fox and his father the first father-son to hold the Detachment of California commander position.

Fox enjoys visiting the veterans home in Yountville, Calif; several times a year, and has attended the annual veterans picnic there for the past 39 years. He too enjoys helping with the American Legion Baseball tournament held at the veterans home.

Besides his devotion to American Legion programs, Fox said his first passion in life is his four girls – Hailey, 21; twin 16-year-olds Kaci and Kali; and Skye, 12. As a single father, Fox said, “We are a close family and receive an unlimited amount of support from my parents Ned and Debbie Fox.”

Fox said his fiancé, Crystal Reagan, “is my true-life partner and greatest supporter” and has brought three more children into his life of her own, ages 23-12.  

Fox has been a state certified general journeyman commercial electrician for 22 years, and works for an owner who is also a Sons member.

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