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.

2020-2021 USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission

  • The Honorable Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama – Honorary Chairman, USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission
  • Mr. Bill Tunnell – Commission Chairman
  • Mr. W. Terrance AnkersonCommission Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Herbert J. Malone, Jr.Commission Secretary
  • Dr. Barry Booth
  • The Honorable Ben Brooks
  • CAPT Brian Butler USN (Ret.)
  • Ms. Patti Culp
  • COL Patrick H. Downing, USA (Ret.)
  • Ms. Virginia Edington
  • COL William J. “Happy” Fulford, USA (Ret.)
  • Mr. Aubury Fuller
  • MG Charles H. Gailes, Jr., USA (Ret.)
  • CDR Lee A. Hallman, USN (Ret.)
  • COL Duane Lamb, USAF (Ret.)
  • LTC Marcus F. Mitchell, USA (Ret.)
  • The Honorable Tim Russell
  • Lt. Co. Gary Fitts, USMCR (Ret.)- Commissioner Emeritus
  • Mr. J. B. Horst – Commissioner Emeritus
  • Mr. William H. Porter Commissioner Emeritus
  • Col. John N. Schmidt, USMC (Ret.) –  Commissioner Emeritus