Kevin Conklin
Past State Commander - Army


I joined the United States Army Military Police Corp in September of 1989.  I went through basic  and advanced training with the 795th Military Police Co in Ft McClellan, Al.  My first duty station was Ft. Lewis, Washington with I-Corp 170th MP Company.  I was deployed to the Republic of Panama and Honduras while with the 170th MP Co.  Upon returning to Ft Lewis, WA I was assigned to CID where I took part in undercover narcotics operations.  My next duty assignment was the 2nd Infantry Division Camp Casey, Korea.  My last duty assignment was with the Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY. 
I joined Post 6248 as a Life Member in 1993.  I have gone through many chairs at the post and district level, I was elected District 7 Commander 2011-2012 and 2015-2016.  I was appointed National Aide De-Camp 2010-2011.  I received appointments to the National By-Laws and Resolutions Committee 2015-2018.
I have been employed by the Michigan State Police since 1995.  I am currently assigned as a detective sergeant with the Fifth District Headquarters Fugitive Team which serves all of southwest Michigan.  I am also an adjunct instructor for the KVCC Police Academy.  
I have an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety from Siena Heights University. 
My family includes, Makrina (wife), two daughters (Brianna and Amanda ) two step sons (Cameron and Jordan). 
 Let's have a great year and work together as a team to continue to the traditions of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.