War Memorial Commission Team
War Memorial Commission Chair
Merc Martinelli graduated from the Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering and then flew the KC-135 refueling airplane doing missions over the United States and Europe for several years. While in the Air Force he earned his Master’s Degree in Systems Management.
Merc now serves as the Operations Manager for the American Legion War Memorial Commission (ALWMC), and the Secretary for the ALWMC monthly Board Meeting. He is also the Commander of Bob Basker Post 315, who’s members do community service activities throughout the year.
Jeff Sheibels is a decorated Coast Guard Veteran having served 6 years on high endurance cutters, 3 years at the Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco, and one year at Station Monterey. He is one of the plankowners of the Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, Jeff earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance, and a Bachelors in Accounting. When He is not working as a NetSuite Consultant, he serves as an officer and Board Member of the Silicon Valley Lions Club, Board Member for The Grateful Garment Project, and American Legion Post 599 1st Vice-Commander. Jeff has also been appointed by the American Legion National Commander to a 2 year term on the American Legion National Legislative Council for the 118th Congress. He is currently working with other veterans to gain representation at the city level and advocates for veterans to be included in discussions involving homelessness, mental health, among other issues that veterans face on a daily basis.