Linda Sarkisian is a member of Wheaton Unit 268. She joined the Unit in 1978 under the eligibility of her late husband James who served in the Vietnam ERA. Linda received her Honorary Life Membership from her Unit in 1989. Her children and granddaughter are also members of the Unit and SAL.
She has held every office within the Unit and has been President a total of fifteen years. She also has chaired or helped with every program within the Unit. She is now the Unit Treasurer and has held this office for the past four years.
In her own District, Southern Maryland, Linda has served as Sgt. At Arms, Color Bearer, and as a Representative for all programs at least one time, and several programs many times. She also served as District President in 2010/2011. She has been Department National Security Chairman and Department Americanism Chairman for three years. She was elected in February, 2014 and served the remainder of the Administrative year as Department Historian. Linda followed that by being elected and serving as Department Sgt. At Arms in 2014/2015 and Department Chaplain in 2015/2016. She is now completing the administrative year 2016/2017 as Department 2nd Vice. She held the office of Department 1st Vice in 2017/2018. She was also Membership chairman where she led the Department, with the help of everyone, to 100% membership.
Linda is very involved within her Post home. She was the post food chairman for five years and assistant food chairman for many years including this year. She also is the editor for the Post newsletter and chairman of the hall rentals.