OFFICERS

While the success of any organization is the sum of the efforts and dedication of its membership, the focus of those efforts is entrusted to their elected and appointed leadership.

At the VFW Department of New Jersey, we are fortunate to have a proud history of dedicated individuals who have been willing to serve as leaders who helped take us to new heights in Service to Veterans.

On the following pages, please take a moment to meet the key leaders of our New Jersey Veterans of Foreign Wars for the 2020-2021 year at both the Department (state) and District levels.

NATIONAL OFFICERS

William Thomson

National Council Member - Marines - Post 6192

DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

Luddie Austin

Department Commander - Army - Post 12165

Jay Boxwell

Sr. Vice Commander - Navy - Post 335

Jeff Walding

Jr. Vice Commander - Marines - Post 5579

John Elley

Judge Advocate - Army - Post 6063

Ken Hagemann

Adjutant / Quartermaster - Marines - Post 12173

Chad Kent

Surgeon - Post 5579

Brian Green

Chief of Staff - Post 12165

William Young

Inspector - Post 370

Josh Hansen

Service Officer - Post 3525

Charles Wells

Chaplain - Post 10886

Brian Wiener

Past State Commander - Army - Post 8098

DISTRICT OFFICERS

Minnie Hiller-Cousins

District 1 Commander - Post 10117

Michael Divine

District 2 Commander - Post 7124

Jessie Kitson

District 3 Commander - Post 2648

Thomas Bucca

District 4 Commander - Post 2856

John Hunter

District 5 Commander - Post 7474

Robert Amrozewicz

District 6 Commander - Post 2179

John Fleming

District 7 Commander - Post 4463

Joseph Guchek

District 8 Commander - Post 3117

Steve Niblett

District 10 Commander - Army - Post 2347

Darryl Wilkins

District 11 Commander - Post 10065

Albert Veltri

District 12 Commander - Post 8867

Kevin Mcelroy

District 13 Commander - Post 2174

James Wisor

District 15 Commander - Post 2290

Thomas Judge

District 16 Commander - Post 220

Charles Haines

District 17 Commander - Post 1963

Juan Class

District 18 Commander - Post 3525

Georg Hambach

District 19 Commander - Post 7921

Franklin Smith

District 21 Commander - Post 5360

APPOINTED OFFICERS

John Elley

All State Post-District Commader Chairman - Army - Post 6063

William Cadmus

All State Post-District Commander Assistant Chairm - Post 3729

Kenneth Hagemann

All State Post-Quartermaster-Chairman/Budget Chair - Marines - Post 12173

John Sandman

Audit and Finance Chairman - Post 3020

Barbara Kim-Hagemann

Auxiliary Liaison/Membership Director - Army - Post 6063

Rhonda Gipson

Voice of Democracy Chairman - Post 12165

Joseph Del Grippo

Audit and Finance Committee - Post 335

Georg Hambach

Audit and Finance Committee - Post 7921

Kenneth Eith

Buddy Poppy Chairman - Post 8867

Earl Courter Jr.

Budget Committee - Post 3620

Charles Wells

Budget Committee - Post 10886

Carey Pritchett

By-Law Review Committee Chairman - Post 6590

Jay Boxwell

POW/MIA Chairman - Post 335

Chuck Raftery

Patriots Pen Chairman - Post 2179

Jeff Walding

By-Law Review Committee/Cemetery - Post 5579

Norman Wiener

By-Law Review Committee/Cemetery - Post 8098

Kara Kauffman

Cemetery - Post 5579

Frank Hofacker

Cemetery - Post 1952

Brian Green

Chief of Staff - Post 12165

Lester Ponder

Deputy Chief of Staff - Post 12165

William Thomson

Commander's Dinner Chairman/Convention Director/Ea - Post 6192

Stephen Fodor

Commander's Project Chairman/ Publicity Chairman - Post 6090

Brian Wiener

Legislative Director - Post 8098

Joseph Orlando

Loyalty Day Chairman/Sergeant At Arms - Post 5941

Warren George

National Home Chairman - Post 6590

Francis Nelson

OTI Director/Sergeant At Arms/Veteran and Military - Post 7164

William Purcell

Outstanding Teacher Chairman - Post 2179

Robert Williams

Scouting ROTC Chairman - Post 8098

Hanif Davis

Stand Down Chairman - Post 335

Gwyn Parris-Atwell

Student Veterans Chairman - Post 3149