Past Commanders

1953- 54 - ??
1954 – 1955 - ??
1955 – 1956 - ??
1956 – 1957 – Don Lawrence
1957 – 1958 – Kenny Richardson
1959 – 1960 – George Bazinet
1960 – 1961 – Dick Hayek
1961 – 1962 – Carl Thorberg
1962 – 1963 – Orie Tilseth
1963 – 1964 – George Benusa
1964 – 1965 – Dick McCabe
1965 – 1966 – Bud Currie
1966 – 1967 – Harold Grundw
1967 – 1968 – Bill Shaw
1968 – 1969 – Dan Nesby
1969 – 1970 – Ralph Fix
1970 – 1971 – Ervin Boehm
1971 – 1972 – Al Cierzan
1972 – 1973 – Walter Fix
1973 – 1974 – John Ellis
1974 – 1975 – Charlie Praus
1975 – 1976 – Richard Christie
1976 – 1977 – Gary Heald
1977 – 1978 – Gene Schuller
1978 – 1979 – Howard Bunce
1979 – 1980 – Roy Stine
1980 – 1981 – Bob Tripanier
1981 – 1982 – Frank Vossen
1982 – 1983 – Leo Leininger
1983 – 1984 – Pat McNamee
1984 – 1985 – Frank Baker
1985 – 1986 – Dick Steinert
1986 – 1987 – Jim Robbins
1987 – 1988 – Jerry Courteau
1988 – 1989 – Mark Brown
1989 - 1990 - 1991 – James Lawler
1991 – 1992 – Dan Thyr
1992 – 1993 – Thomas J. Goalen
1993 – 1994 – Roger Fahrenkrug
1994 – 1995 – Lyle Herrmann
1995 – 1996 - Robert Goelz
1996 – 1997 – Thomas E. Goalen
1997 – 1998 – 1999 – Arlan King
1999 – 2000 – Thomas Martin
2000 – 2001 – Harry La Van
2001 – 2002 – Boyd Tate
2002 – 2003 – Walt Fix
2003 – 2004 – Howard Bunce
2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007 – Len Gudmunson
2007 – 2008 – 2009 – Mike Brand
2009 – 2010 – Len Gudmunson
2010 – 2011 – 2012 – Floyd Jones
2012 – 2013 – Dave Dahlquist
2013 – 2014 – 2015 – Greg Yale
2016 – 2017 – 2018 – Deborah Vangel
2018 – 2019 – Len Gudmunson
2019 – 2020 – John McCarthy

 

VFW is respected as a vital and growing organization with the courage and commitment to speak the truth and represent the interests of all Veterans, Congress knows that the VFW strength can rally members to the cause.