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.

2019-2020 USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission

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