OFFICERS

VFW NATIONAL OFFICERS

Duane Sarmiento

Commander-in-Chief - Navy - Post 5579

Alfred J. "Al" Lipphardt

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief - Army - Post 12002

Carol Whitmore

Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief - Army - Post 9127

Dan West

Adjutant General - Marines - Post 3413

Marc Garduno

Quartermaster General - Army - Post 3238

National Council of Administration

Class of 2023 - 2024

Dennis Parizek

National Council Member - Utah - Navy - Post 1481

VFW DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

James Sheppard

Commander - Army - Post 7442

Laurie Charry

Sr. Vice Commander - Air Force - Post 8307

Tim Von Bon

Jr Vice Commander - Air Force - Post 8307

Dennis Parizek

Adjutant/Quartermaster - Navy - Post 1481

Kenneth Warnhuis

Chaplain - Air Force - Post 8307

Glenn Spencer

Judge Advocate - Army - Post 12087

Tammy Flake

Surgeon - Army - Post 6395

Roy Kunzi

Chief of Staff - Army - Post 10900

Brent Colledge

Inspector - Post 9413

Roy Kunzi

Department Parliamentarian - Army - Post 10900

Doug George

Sargent at Arms - Post 409

Harley Boyles

Service Officer - Post 1481

Wendy Griffin

Assistant Service Officer (Volunteer) - Air Force - Post 6154

Gary Harter

UT Veterans & Military Affairs Director

FIVE PAST VFW DEPARTMENT COMMANDERS

Heath Silcox

Commander, 2023-2024 - Army - Post 12087

Therral Curtis

Immediate Past Commander, 2022-2023 - Navy - Post 4918

David Johnson

Past Commander, 2021-2022 - Army - Post 8307

Mark Luddington

Past Commander, 2020-2021 - Army - Post 10900

Darryl Root

Past Commander, 2019-2020 - Air Force - Post 8376

Nick Flake

Past Commander, 2018-2019 - Marines - Post 12087

VFW DISTRICT OFFICERS

Dan Zaharis

Dist 1 Commander - Marines - Post 409

Jerry Bedel

Dist 3 Commander - Army - Post 1481

Randy Morgan

Dist 4 Commander - Post 6395

Thearon Crosby

Dist 5 Commander - Post 2628

Stephen Tallerico

Dist 6 Commander

NATIONAL AUXILIARY OFFICERS

Carla Martinez

National President - Navy - Post 409

Brenda Bryant

National Sr. Vice President - Army - Post 2180

Lois Callahan

National Jr. Vice President - Army - Post 2278

Ann Pantaleakos

National Secretary-Treasurer - Navy - Post 1523

Donna Mills

National Chaplain - Army - Post 1754

Kim Harney

National Conductor - Marines - Post 9972

Sandra Uzell

National Guard - Navy - Post 7536

DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY OFFICERS

Amber Silcox

Dept. President - Army - Post 12087

Natalie Palmer-Sheppard

Dept. Aux. Sr. Vice President - Army - Post 12087

Michelle Russo

Jr Vice President - Army - Post 3586

Jesse Anaya

Dept. Aux. Conductor - Post 8307

Barbara Young

Dept. Aux. Asst. Conductor, 2023-2024 - Post 8307

Tammie Larson

Dept. Aux. Secretary - Navy - Post 8307

Sherry Howland

Dept. Aux. Treasurer - Marines - Post 8307

Sherry Nelson

Dept. Aux. Chaplain - Air Force - Post 1695

Brenda Warnhuis

Dept. Aux. Chief of Staff - Air Force - Post 8307

Jill Von Bon

Asst Chief of Staff - Air Force - Post 8307

Tammy Larson

Dept. Aux. Patriotic Instructor - Navy - Post 8307

Eryn Williams

Dept. Aux. Historian - Army - Post 12087

Howard Schlutter

Dept. Aux. Color Bearer #2, 2022-2023 - Post 8307

Lara Neumann

Dept. Aux. Color Bearer #3, 2022-2023 - Post 409

Raina Hall

Dept. Aux. Color Bearer #4, 2022-2023 - Post 8307

DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY PAST PRESIDENTS

Pamela Griffin

Dept. Aux. President, 2023-2024 - Air Force - Post 3586

Wendy Griffin

Past Dept. Aux. President, 2022-2023 - Army - Post 3586

Jeannie Luddington

Past-Department Auxiliary President, 2021-2022 - Army - Post 10900

Penny Flake

Past-Department Auxiliary President, 2020-2021 - Marines - Post 12087

B-Jo Laing

Past-Department Auxiliary President, 2019-2020 - Army - Post 4918