The USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission was formed by the Alabama Legislature on September 12, 1963.  The purpose of the Commission is to oversee the management of Battleship Memorial Park.  Commission members are appointed by the Governor of the State of Alabama for eight-year terms.

2016-2017 USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission

  • The Honorable Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama – Honorary Chairman, USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission
  •  Lt. Col. Gary Fitts, USMC (Ret.) – Commission Chairman
  • The Honorable Tim RussellCommission Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Herbert J. Malone, Jr.Commission Secretary
  • Mr. W. Terrance AnkersonCommission Treasurer
  • State Senator Greg Albritton
  • Dr. Barry Booth
  • The Honorable Ben Brooks
  • Mr. Braxton Counts III
  • Col. Patrick H. Downing USA (Ret.)
  • Mr. Robert S. Edington
  • Col. William J. “Happy” Fulford, USA (Ret.)
  • Mr. Aubury Fuller
  • Cdr. Lee A. Hallman, USN (Ret.)
  • Capt. Hal Pierce, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Bill Tunnell
  • Mr. Paul Wesch
  • Mr. J.B. Horst  Commissioner Emeritus
  • Mr. William H. Porter Commissioner Emeritus
  • Col. John N. Schmidt, USMC (Ret.) –  Commissioner Emeritus
  • Col. Leo Thorsness, USAF (Ret.) –  Commissioner Emeritus