The General Officers of this Society shall be a President General, a Vice-President General for each of the regularly established districts within the United States as specified in the Bylaws and one or more Vice-Presidents General for outside areas – provided that the Board of Trustees shall so provide, Secretary General, Treasurer General, Chancellor General, Genealogist General, Registrar General, Historian General, Librarian General, Surgeon General, and Chaplain General, who shall be elected by ballot by a majority vote of the delegates present and voting at the Annual Congress of the Society and shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected and qualified. Such General Officers shall serve without compensation in such capacities.

President General

John T. Manning (New Hampshire SAR)

The President General is the chief executive officer of the SAR. He guides the policies, oversees SAR Headquarters’ operations, and appoints the members of all the committees. He presides over meetings of the Executive Committee, the trustees, and the annual Congress. He (or his designated representative) represents the SAR at the meetings of or in negotiations with other organizations.

Compatriot Manning is a resident of Scituate, Massachusetts.His formal education includes Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education along with a Master of Education, Computer Information Technology. He is also a Journeyman & Master Electrician (MA & NH) and an Electrical Instructor at Quincy High School. He and his wife Sheila have two daughters and two granddaughters. Compatriot Manning joined the SAR in 1994 and has held several positions at the Chapter, State and National levels, along with several National Committees.

Secretary General

Davis L. Wright (Delaware SAR)

The Secretary General maintains the official records of the activities of the Executive Committee, Trustees, and national SAR Congresses. He coordinates with the SAR Headquarters’ staff on compiling the officer and committee reports for distribution at meetings and also oversees the notices for scheduled meetings along with meeting registrations.

Compatriot Wright is currently a member of the Major Peter Jaquett Chapter, Delaware SAR, where he has served as Secretary, Treasurer and President.  He has served the Delaware Society as Chaplain, Chancellor, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President, Alternate Trustee and Trustee, along with being the Vice President General of the Mid-Atlantic District.  Compatriot Wright has been involved at the National level for a number of years, attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with several annual Congress meetings.

Compatriot Wright’s community activities include being a Unit Commissioner for the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America, volunteering with the Chesapeake Bay Council, Girl Scouts of America, the American Legion and others.

Treasurer General

C. Bruce Pickette (Alabama SAR)

The Treasurer General shall serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the National Society. His duties include, but are not limited to, providing financial advice and counsel to the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees, Committee Chairmen and when called up on to do so by an elected member of the SAR Foundation Board. Those duties also include oversight responsibility for the collection and deposit of National Society dues and their disbursement to insure the efficient, economical operation of the National Society as well as responsibility for insuring that such funds are deposited in the name of the National Society in such accounts and depositories designated by the Board of Trustees.

Compatriot Pickette was born in Fort Lewis, Washington, and is a 1964 graduate of Jacksonville High School in Alabama and a 1968 ROTC graduate of Jacksonville State University. His degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education with a major in history, a Masters in business administration, and a Masters in library science. He was commissioned in the Signal Corps and spent 24 years in the Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992. After his military career, he worked full-time in the information technology field for defense contractor companies, retiring for a second time in 2007.

In 1997, he and his wife, Rita, moved from Virginia to Montgomery, Alabama. They have two children and five grandchildren. Their daughter Laura is a school teacher in Montana and their son Gregory lives in Hong Kong. Gregory is a retired Air Force pilot and is now a pilot with FedEx.

Compatriot Pickette became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution in 2002. He served the Alabama SAR as state president in 2010-2011 and has been involved with the National SAR since 2007.

“I was drawn to the SAR because of its non-partisan aspect and its outreach to the community through its Youth Programs, recognizing it was more than only a lineage society.”- C. Bruce Pickette

Chancellor General

Peter M. Davenport (Virginia SAR)

The Chancellor General serves as legal advisor to the National Society. He shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee and an Ex-Officio member of the SAR Foundation. The Chancellor General shall render legal opinions on National Society matters upon request by the President General and shall report on legal matters of concern to the President General. He shall make a detailed report on such matters to the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees at the Spring and Fall meetings of the Society as well as the Executive Committee, delegates and members at-large at the Annual Congress. He shall perform such duties as provided elsewhere in the Constitution and Bylaws.

Compatriot Davenport is a member of the George Mason Chapter, Virginia SAR. He has served and Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President. Compatriot Daveport has served the Virginia Society as the Color Guard Commander and a Vice President and is currently serving as President. He has been involved at the National level for a number of years serving on the Bylaws, Legal Advisory and many other National committees. He has attended several National Leadership meetings and annual Congress meetings over the years.

Compatriot Davenport is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School in Lexington, Kentucky (JD 1966) and George Washington University in Washington, DC (LLM 1973); private practice in Lexington, Kentucky until 1982; was the Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Civil and Criminal Divisions until 1994; United States Administrative Law Judge until 2015 (Chief Judge, US Department of Agriculture 2010-2015).

Genealogist General

Jim L. W. Faulkinbury (California SAR)

The Genealogist General approves all applications for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution based on proofs of the line of descent from an ancestor and Revolutionary service of that ancestor that are in accord with the policies, criteria and procedures established by the Genealogy Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws. In practice, the examination of applications is usually delegated to staff genealogists, whose decisions are subject to the review of the Genealogist General. The Genealogist General is the custodian of all approved applications for membership. The Genealogist General, as well as the Genealogy Committee, provides guidance on the interpretation of genealogy policies and suggests approaches to solving problems in proofs of lineage and service.

Compatriot Faulkinbury is a member of the Sacramento Chapter, California SAR.  He has served in several positions both in the Chapter and California Society, along with two terms as Trustee for the California Society and a term as Vice President General of the Western District.  Compatriot Faulkinbury has been involved at the National level for a number of years, attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with the annual Congress meetings.

Compatriot Faulkinbury has worked for California Dept of Transportation and the Secretary of State’s Office, the California Energy Commission, the California Dept of Finance, the California Teale Data Center, and the California Dept of Information Technology.  He also was a Captain in the United States Air Force.  Compatriot Faulkinbury has been a Certified Genealogist since 1980 serving on the Board for Certification of Genealogists committee for a number of years.

In his spare time, Compatriot Faulkinbury is a judge & referee for FEC Synchronized Swim Team and Valley Foothill Swim League.  He is also involved with the Capitol Society, C.A.R.

Registrar General

Douglas T. Collins (Kentucky SAR)

The Registrar General shall be the custodian of the membership data of the National Society, and he  shall  advise  an  applicant  when  he  is  approved  for  membership  in  the  Society  as  well  advise  the  State  Society  of  applicant’s  approval  for  membership  in  the  Society.  He  shall  maintain  a  complete roster of the names, National numbers, addresses, dates of birth and dates of admission to the National Society, resignations, discontinuance as an active member due to non-payment of dues as well as deaths (including the dates of death).

Compatriot Collins is a member of the Louisville-Thruston Chapter, Kentucky SAR.  He has served as Chapter President, Historian and Color Guard Commander.  Compatriot Collins has served the Kentucky Society as an Alternate Trustee and Trustee, along with a term as Vice President General of the International District. He has been involved at the National level for a number of years, attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with the annual Congress meetings.

Compatriot Collins has worked as a Director of Financial Systems for Kindred Healthcare, Inc for over 23 years.  He was elected as City Commissioner for the City of River Bluff, Ky for two terms and is involved in several other community organizations.

Historian General

William O. Stone (Alabama SAR)

The Historian General, working with the Education Director, oversees the history programs of the National Society. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining a relationship with the History Departments of the several Universities located in the vicinity of National Society Headquarters in order to promote the teaching of Revolutionary War history in the Universities and various school systems. He shall assist State Society Historians engaged in the search for information about Revolutionary War historical sites, war graves and memorabilia in their respective geographical areas.

Compatriot Stone is a member of the General John Archer Elmore Chapter, Alabama SAR. He has served as Chapter President and Treasurer. Compatriot Stone has served both the Alabama Society and the Germany Society in the positions of President and Trustee. His other services include being a presenter for various Historical Programs to approximately 25,000 students. Compatriot Stone has been involved at the National level for a number of years, attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with annual Congress meetings.

Compatriot Stone has served as the President of the Old South Historical Association for three terms and works with Alabama Supreme Court and Court Library, the Montgomery County Historical Association, the Lowndes County, the Autauga County and the Elmore County Historical Associations.

Librarian General

Tony L. Vets (Louisiana SAR)

The Librarian General shall be the custodian of the books, manuscripts, maps, microfilm, pamphlets, magazines, and all other such printed material in the National Society’s Library. He may solicit donations, gifts, property exchanges, and may purchase additions for the Library collection provided prior approval is obtained from the Executive Committee. He is authorized to reject materials deemed unsuited for the National Society’s Library and is authorized to sell books which are deemed unsuited for the Library.

Compatriot Vets is currently a member of the Natchitoches Chapter, Louisiana SAR, where he served as the organizing President and continues to serve and Registrar.  He served as Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar for the Enemund Meuillion Chapter for a couple of years.  Compatriot Vets has served as an Alternate Trustee and Trustee for the Louisiana Society, along with a term as Vice President General of the Southern District.  He has been involved at the National level for a number of years, attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with the annual Congress meetings.

Compatriot Vets has worked with the Louisiana Workforce Commission as a Business Services Manager and is a Retired United States Army Master Sergeant.  He volunteers as Treasurer for the Grant Parish, LA Library Board.

Surgeon General

Darryl S. Addington MD (Tennessee SAR)

The Surgeon General shall advise the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees of any health matter(s) which may be of concern to the National Society’s membership. In addition, he may with the approval of the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees make available and conduct special health screenings for members at the Spring and Fall meetings of the Board of Trustees and/or at the Annual Congress.

Dr. Addington is a member of the Kings Mountain Chapter, Tennessee SAR. He has served as a Chapter President, Treasurer and Color Guard Commander. Dr. Addington has served the Tennessee Society as State Surgeon, President, Alternate Trustee and Trustee. He has been involved at the National level for a number of years attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with annual Congress meetings.

Dr. Addington has had a medical career spanning from private practice in Lancaster, SC to being a Regional Medical Director for John Deere HMO. He and his wife are very involved in DAR and SAR programs and projects.

Chaplain General

Reverend David J. Felts (Pennsylvania)

The Chaplain General shall be a regularly ordained minister, and shall open and close meetings of the National Society with such services as are usual and proper on such occasions. The annual Memorial Service shall be planned in consultation with the Chaplain General. He also advises, assists, and ministers to the spiritual needs of SAR members.

Reverend Felts is a member of the General Anthony Wayne Chapter, Pennsylvania SAR.  He has served as their Chaplain for several years and also served the Pennsylvania Society as Chaplain.  Rev. Felts has been involved at the National level for a number of years attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with annual Congress meetings. He has served at Campbell Memorial U P Church and Florence Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Felts has served as the Chaplain for the Beaver Falls Volunteer Fire Department, taught College Theology and Greek exegesis classes and led various Community Bible studies.

Vice President Generals

  • New England District (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont): Douglass M. Mabee
  • North Atlantic District (New Jersey and New York): Peter K. Goebel
  • Mid-Atlantic District (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia): Ernest L. Sutton
  • South Atlantic District (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina): William A. Greenly
  • Southern District (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee):
  • Central District (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia): William E. Sharp
  • Great Lakes District (Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin): James L. Petres
  • North Central District (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota): Christopher W. Moberg
  • South Central District (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas): Larry Stevens
  • Rocky Mountain District (Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico): Stephen J. Miller
  • Intermountain District (Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming): Larry H. Mylnechuk
  • Western District (California, Hawaii, and Nevada): James C. Fosdyck
  • Pacific District (Alaska, Oregon, and Washington): Kenneth D. Roberts
  • European District (France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the remainder of the European Continent): Patrick M. Mesnard
  • International District (All territory outside of the other districts): Russell F. DeVenney, Jr.

Executive Committee Appointees

  • President General Warren M. Alter (2018-2019) (Arizona SAR)
  • David G. Boring (District of Columbia SAR)
  • John L. Dodd (California SAR)
  • J. Fred Olive (Alabama SAR)
  • David J. Perkins (Connecticut SAR)

Other Appointees

  • Ambassador to the United Kingdom: Michael Elston (Virginia SAR)
  • Ambassador to the Caribbean Region: Richard T. Bryant, Esq. (Missouri SAR)
  • Inspector General: Derek J. Brown (California SAR) (Term Expires in 2020)
  • Deputy Inspector General: Raymond F. Wess (Florida SAR) (Term Expires in 2020)
  • Chief Compliance Officer: David G. Boring (District of Columbia SAR) (Term Expires in 2020)
  • Project Manager for Headquarters and Library Construction: President General Nathan E. White, Jr. (2006-2007) (Texas SAR) (Term Expires in 2020)
  • Parliamentarian:  Rev. Dr. Randy Moody (Florida SAR) (Term Expires in 2020)
  • ​President General’s Travel Coordinator: Russell F. DeVenney, Jr.​ (Missouri SAR)
  • ​Committee Coordinator: Kenneth L. Goodson​​ (Michigan SAR)(Term Expires in 2020)​
  • ​Executive Committee Recording Secretary: Troy L. Foxwell (Delaware SAR)
  • Members Database and Website Development Project Manager: President General J. Michael Tomme (2016-2017) (Georgia SAR)