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Quartermaster Team | AHAC Quartermaster History
Dress Regulations | Listing of Quartermasters and Armorers
 

Quartermaster Team

Quartermaster is an elected staff officer for one year term.
Current Quartermaster:
COL (MA) Lawrence Willwerth has been in office since 2010.

Quartermaster Team
QM team members are appointed for one year and need to be re-appointed each year. QM Team: QM Sergeant (Staff sergeant) & four (4) QM Assistants (Sergeants):

Quartermaster Sergeant:
LT Robert G. Horan

Quartermaster Assistants:
LTC David Anderson: - 2016 to current
LTC James Marques: - 2015 to current
MAJ Gary Riggs: - 2016 to current
LT Gerald O'Grady: 2016 to current


 

AHAC Quartermaster History : 1638 to Present

The AHAC Armorer and Quartermaster have provided support to its mission, activities, and members since the "Military Company of Massachusetts" was organized in 1637 (see charter). Thirty-one individuals have served the Company in this position. The duty and position of supporting the members of the Company was originally performed by the armorer and subsequently by the Quartermaster. The Quartermaster and Armorer were initially appointed by the Company, but became an elected staff position in 1860. The current Quartermaster is the 19th individual elected to this position.

The AHAC Quartermaster is the senior elected staff officer in the Company. He is supported by an appointed staff of one Quartermaster Sergeant, and four assistants. The Quartermaster is primarily responsible for the following:
1. Ensue Company Standards are maintained.
2. Equip AHAC members with required uniforms and equipment.
3. Support Company events.
4. Organize & Transport Company Equipment during the Fall Field Day Tour of Duty.

For over the past 250 years members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery have proudly worn its distinctive uniform. The current uniform, adopted in 1937, is a continual reminder of the distinction and honor its members have brought to parades, ceremonies, and historical events throughout the World. The proper wear of the AHAC Uniform, continues this tradition.

Each new member (see membership) is to obtain the required uniform(s) within six months of election to membership. The Quartermaster is charged with assisting each member in meeting this requirement. Detail information of uniform wear, procedures, protocol, and supplier information is located on the member's page of the AHAC Website and in the AHAC Training Manual. Be advised most uniforms take in excess of two months to fabricate.

An extract of the applicable AHAC Rules & Regulations and diagrams in the AHAC Uniform(s) is provided for each member's use and information. The Quartermaster is willing and able to support and assist your full participation in AHAC uniformed events and activities.

I hope your time and experiences in the "Ancients" will be meaningful and rewarding.

Respectfully Submitted:

COL (MA) Lawrence A. Willwerth

 

Dress Regulations

Order of Dress:

1. Special Full Dress Uniform
Used by all members on special occasions. A full dress uniform as prescribed except that the belt is not worn. White dress shirt with cuffs, white turn down collar, black bow tie.

2. Full Dress Uniform
Black contemporary full dress military coat. Black military peaked cap with red/gold band and Company coat of arms. Trousers are black with red stripe. White shirt, black tie, black socks and black military oxford shoes.

Officers wear gold shoulder knots and other ranks wear red shoulder knots with AHAC brass. Officers wear a gold belt while other ranks wear a red and yellow garrison belt with the same AHAC brass buckle.

3. Mess Dress Uniform
Mess waist jacket and black vest. Jacket is black with red lapels. Trousers are black with red outseam stripe. White formal dress pleated shirt with French cuffs, gold links and studs, black bow tie and miniature medals.

4. Summer Dress Uniform
United States Navy officers' style white shirt with gold shoulder knots or red shoulder knots as appropriate, Black peaked cap as above or optional black "overseas style" cap with Company insignia on left side. Black trousers with belt loops and red stripe on outseam. Black military web belt with brass buckle.

5. Undress Uniform
For all members; a single breasted midnight blue blazer with Coat of Arms on left breast pocket. Bankers gray trousers, white dress shirt, Company regimental striped tie and black shoes.

Guideline on what uniform is worn.

History of AHAC Quartermasters & Armorers 1638 to Present

# From To QM Yrs Name Member  
31 2010 Current 19   COL Lawrence A. Wilwerth 1997  
30 2007 2010 18 3 LT Leon LeBlanc 1997  
29 1999 2007 17 8 MAJ John Welch

1988

 
28 1987 1999 16 12 LTC James McAllister 1970  
27 1980 1987 15 7 LTC Reynold Graunas

1972

 
26 1977 1980 14 3 COL Sylvester A. Ray

1971

 
25 1966 1977 13 11 CPT Joseph A Milano    
24 1953 1966 12 13 Andrew Duncan    
23 1951 1953 11 2 Jame H. Graham    
22 1944 1951   7 CPT Edward J. Kane    
21 1942 1944 10 2 William H.Wilson    
20 1940 1942 9 2 CPT Edward J. Kane    
19 1917 1940 8 23 George Shackford    
18 1901 1917 7 16 William L. Willey 1887  
17 1898 1901 6 3 John H. Peak 1855  
16 1877 1898 5 21 George P. May    
15 1876 1877 4 1 George P. Baldwin 1859  
  1860 1876 3 16 Charles S. Lambert 1835  
  1856 1860   4 Charles S. Lambert 1835  
14 1855 1856   1 Waren French 1851  
13 1852 1855   3 Charles S. Lambert 1835  
12 1851 1852   1 John G. Roberts 1847  
11 1844 1851   7 Thomas Simpson 1827  
10 1842 1844   2 James Bramin

1837

 
9 1840 1842   2 Martin Wilder 1825  
8 1838 1840   2 Willaim Aline 1835  
7 1833 1838   5 William S. Baxter 1833  
6 1819 1833   14 David Bradlee 1811  
  1787 1819   32 Unknown    
5 1786 1787 2 1 Jonh Lucas 1786  
  1774 1786   12 Unknown    
  1691 1774   83 Unknown    
  1687 1690   3 Unknown    
4 1677 1686   9 Edward Smith 1682  
3 1675 1676 1 1 Matthew Bridge 1643  
2 1674 1676   2 Ephraim Kempton    
1 1638 1674   36 John Audin 1638  
               

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