December 10, 2016


Officers in ALA Unit 1 in DC are elected or appointed to one-year volunteer terms. This group consists of up to seven women who strongly believe in the mission of the Auxiliary and are committed to the success of our unit.


Victoria Pridemore is a dual member of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. She has served in the Army National Guard since early 2001, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Victoria is currently with the 29th Infantry Division out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She works for The George Washington University as the Director of the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services, serves as the Vice Chairman of the DC Mayor’s Advisory Board on Veterans Affairs and volunteers with other veteran-focused nonprofits. The military and service is a way of life for Victoria, as she is married to another veteran, and is the daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughter of veterans. She has previously served as the Vice President of the ALA Department of the District of Columbia.

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Vice President
Lauren Lloyd joined the Auxiliary when ALA Unit 1 in DC was chartered. In addition to serving as our vice president, she is the DC representative to the ALA’s national governing board. Lauren is a daughter of an Army veteran and an Air Force spouse, dedicated to advocating to meet the needs of veterans, military families and those in underserved populations. She is the Director of Wounded No More, a faith-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate restoration of the mind, body, spirit and community. As a missionary, Lauren believes that giving of time, talents and treasure should be a part of everyday, no matter where you are in life or your circumstance. She also serves on the advisory board for Veterans’ Voices DC, a storytelling series by and for veterans in DC focused on the intersection of military service and civilian life.

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Secretary and Treasurer
Sharon Riegsecker grew up in the Legion Family and is most proud that her eligibility stems from her mother’s service in the Army. She is an alum of several ALA programs, including Florida Girls State (where she’s also served as a city advisor twice), the former Americanism Youth Conference and twice with the ALA Call to Service Corps AmeriCorps Project. Sharon has held several unit-level offices. She has worked for American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters for more than six years. Currently, she is the DC Operations & Senior Grants Management Specialist, where she supports the organization’s AmeriCorps members and membership in their service to veterans, servicemembers, their families and their communities. Additionally, Sharon serves as a Commissioner for the DC Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism (Serve DC).

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Ruth Riegsecker is the mother of both an Army and Air Force veteran and grandmother of both an active-duty Marine and Marine Corps veteran. She has been a member of the Auxiliary since 2005. Ruth has held several unit-level positions, including secretary, treasurer and chaplain.



This office is currently vacant.


This office is currently vacant.