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Detachments from all over the state attended the Department of New Jersey 91st Annual Convention including five members from the Hunterdon County Bulldogs. Commandant Chris Soldano, Paymaster Don Mack, Judge Advocate Jeff Cox, SGT at Arms Scott Seymour and Adjutant Mary Soldano were in attendance.

It was an eventful conference for the Bulldogs. The Hunterdon County Bulldogs presented a $400 check for the Warrior Fund. Another $400 check was presented for the scholarship fund. Commandant Chris Soldano was elected as the new Department of New Jersey Judge Advocate, Scott Seymour is now District 8 Assistant Vice, Mary Soldano is now the Department Web Master and Chris Soldano is now the Assistant Web Master.

Commandant Chris Soldano and Judge Advocate Jeff Cox went through the Military order of the Devil Dogs initiation at the convention to move up from a pup to a devil dog. This years initiation had participants dress up as sailors and sing “Popeye the Sailor Man” around the convention hotel.

Pictured from left to right: Jeff Cox, Bulldogs Judge Advocate; Jay Hauck, Commandant from Air Land and Sea Detachment and Bulldogs Commandant Chris Soldano during the initiation.

At the Banquet Saturday night, Bulldogs Paymaster Don Mack performed the POW MIA ceremony.

And to top it all off, the Hunterdon County Bulldogs Detachment won the first place prize in the Departments 50/50 raffle and received over $4,700!