National Officers

VFW National Commander Tim Borland 2022-23

Timothy Borland
Commander-in-Chief

Timothy M. Borland was elected Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 21, 2022, at the 123rd VFW National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tim served in the United States Army from 1979 to 2007, last serving with the 101st Airborne Division, earning his VFW eligibility serving in Korea and Iraq. In recognition of his service, he received four Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, eight Army Achievement Medals, among numerous others medals and ribbons.

He became a Life member of the VFW in 2000, and currently maintains his Gold Legacy Life membership at VFW Post 9972 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Read his full bio here.

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VFW Senior Vice Commander Duane Sarmiento 2022-23

Duane Sarmiento
Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief

Duane Sarmiento was elected Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 21, 2022, at the 123rd VFW National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

He served in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1997, and the United States Naval Reserve from 2002 to 2006, earning his VFW eligibility by serving in Operations Desert Shield/Storm. In recognition of his service, he received the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three campaign stars, and numerous other medals and ribbons. In 2003, he earned the title of the Naval Reserve Center Sailor of the Year at Fort Dix.

Duane joined the VFW in 1990 at Post 5579 in Gibbstown, New Jersey, where he maintains his Gold Legacy Life membership. Read his full bio here.

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VFW Junior Vice Commander Al Lipphardt 2022-23

Alfred J. “Al” Lipphardt
Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief

Alfred J. “Al” Lipphardt was elected Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 21, 2022, at the 123rd VFW National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Al served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1979, earning his VFW eligibility by serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, and from 1970 to 1971. In recognition of his service, he received the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star with Valor device, Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, among many more.

He joined the VFW in 2002 at Post 12002 in North Fulton, Georgia, where he maintains his Gold Legacy Life membership. Read his full bio here.

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VFW Adjutant General Kevin Jones

Dan West
Adjutant General

Dan West was appointed the Adjutant General of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 21, 2022, at the 123rd VFW National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to his election, he held the appointed position as Assistant Adjutant General. 

Dan served in the United States Marine Corps from 1983 to 1994, serving in Operation Desert Storm. 

He joined the VFW in 1996 at Post 3413 in San Marcos, Texas, where he maintains his Gold Legacy Life membership. Read his full bio here.

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VFW Quartermaster General

Marc Garduno
Quartermaster General

Marc Garduno was elected Quartermaster General of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on March 21, 2022, by special election of the National Council of Administration.

Marc retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years as a chief warrant officer (CW3), human resources technician, and his assignments included several tours in the Republic of Korea, Fort Bragg, and others. During his military career, Marc was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (5), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and many more.

He joined VFW Post 8180, Seoul, Korea in 2005, and currently maintains his Gold Legacy Life membership at VFW Post 3238, Camden, Delaware. Read his full bio here.

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National Council of Administration

The VFW National Council of Administration is comprised of elected national officers, the adjutant general, chief of staff and inspector general. Collectively, the Council is responsible for administering the affairs and transacting the business of the VFW in the intervals between annual VFW National Conventions. Download a high-resolution version of the 2022-2023 Council of Administration photo.

 

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