Armand Basualdo served seven years on active duty as an enlisted U.S. Marine including a combat tour in Iraq and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sgt/E-5. Since being discharged in December of 2006, Armand has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Rutgers University as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from Penn State University. During his senior year of undergrad, Armand worked as a congressional intern for Rep. Robert E. Andrews [D-NJ1] in his Haddon Heights district office and conducted constituent service and casework. During his internship, Armand conducted congressional inquiries regarding the status of VA claims and other issues and worked on a labyrinth of VA and military cases including education benefits, disability claims, the correction of military records/documents, retroactive award citations, and burial arrangements, and also had the opportunity to assist in conducting social and legal research in support of acquiring government grants, composing class action lawsuits, and determining eligibility for various programs.
Today, in addition to serving as the American Legion’s public relations committeeman for Cumberland County, the Webmaster for Post 82, and overseeing Post 82’s Facebook page and centennial timeline, Armand also serves on the Cumberland County Veterans Commission and is associated with various other veterans’ organizations including Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the 1st Marine Division Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Welcome to American Legion Nabb-Leslie Post 82
Come be part of the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization (Chartered by Congress in 1919). American Legion Nabb-Leslie Post 82 offers numerous benefits and opportunities. Whether you’re currently serving in the armed forces, a transitioning veteran, or were honorably discharged decades ago, the Legion has something to offer.