Quartermaster is an elected staff officer for one year term.
COL (MA) Lawrence Willwerth has been in office since 2010.
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)
The AHAC Armorer and Quartermaster have provided support to its mission, activities, and members since the "Military Company of Massachusetts" was organized in 1637. 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:
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.
COL (MA) Lawrence A. Willwerth
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.
|31||2010||Currnet||19||Col Lawrence A. Wilwerth||1997|
|30||2007||2010||18||3||LT Leon LeBlanc||1997|
|29||1999||2007||17||8||MAJ John Wlech||
|28||1987||1999||16||12||LTC James McAllister||1970|
|27||1980||1987||15||7||LTC Reynold P. Graunas||
|26||1977||1980||14||3||Sylvester A. Ray||
|25||1966||1977||13||11||CPT Joseph A Milano|
|23||1951||1953||11||2||Jame H. Graham|
|22||1944||1951||7||CPT Edward J. Kane|
|21||1942||1944||10||2||William H.l Wilson|
|20||1940||1942||9||2||CPT Edward J. Kane|
|19||1917||1940||8||23||George A. 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|
|13||1852||1855||3||Charles S. Lambert||1835|
|12||1851||1852||1||John G. Roberts||1847|
|7||1833||1838||5||William S. Baxter||1833|