Cadmus was elected national commander at the 87th Annual American Legion which was held in Nashville, Tenn. He represents 2.7 million of the nation's veterans who belong to the American Legion, which is the oldest and largest patriotic/veteran organization in the United States.
During the Cold War, Cadmus served with the U.S. Army Armored Reconnaissance in Munich, Germany. Prior to deployment to Germany, he trained at the Armor School in Fort Knox, Ky. Upon being discharged from the U.S. Army in 1967, he joined the American Legion.
Cadmus held several key leadership positions in the American Legion prior to being elected national commander. In addition to serving as chairman of the National Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, Cadmus was vice chairman of the National Security Council and a member of the Policy Coordination and Action Group, the Veterans Planning and Coordinating Committee.
During his employment for Ford Motor Company, Cadmus worked on a variety of automotive projects, retiring after 38 years of service to the company. He is also active in the Fraternal Order of Elks, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Amvets and the 24th Infantry Division Association.