From VFW VA District 10's Website ---
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is pleased to announce that the Department of Virginia, District 10, VFW Post 1177 Leesburg, VFW Post 1503 Dale City, and VFW Post 7916 Occoquan have achieved national recognition as "All American” for 2016-17!
During this period, the Commanders were:
Virginia Department: Tom Gimble
Virginia District 10: Robert Dugas
VFW Post 1177: Ray Delpesche
VFW Post 1503: Tim Brown
VFW Post 7916 Chuck Wilson
Gimble, is one of only 13 state commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American Commander.
Dugas, the outgoing commander of VFW District 10 in the state of Virginia, is one of only 64 VFW District commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American District Commander.
Of the 6, 500 VFW Posts worldwide, Delpesche, Brown, and Wilson, are three of 279 to earn the title of "All American” Post Commander. That’s the top .04% of all Posts worldwide!!
To achieve this honor, VFW Commanders must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.
VFW Post 7916 held a brief celebration of their achievement. Pictured above are (l-r) Quartermaster Jim Adams Senior Vice Turk Maggi, incoming Post Commander Jeff Lett, incoming District Commander Chuck Wilson, Delegate Rich Anderson, outgoing State Commander Tom Gimble.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 6,500 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs.