VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS  

DEPARTMENT of IOWA

VFW National Commander-in-Chief

Keith E. Harman

Keith E. Harman was elected Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 26, 2017, at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La. Keith served in the U. S. Army from 1967 to 1969. He served in Vietnam as a crew chief and door gunner on UH-1 Huey helicopters. His decorations include the Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citations, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Aircraft Crewmember Badge.


Keith joined the VFW in 1983 at Post 3035 in Delphos, Ohio, where he is a Gold Legacy Life member. He has served in elected and appointed positions at Post, District and Department levels, culminating with his election as Commander of the VFW Department of Ohio in 2004, where he achieved All-American status. On the national level, he has served on several committees, including the National Council of Administration from 2006 to 2008, and as Chairman of the National Veterans Service Committee.

Department of Iowa Elected Officers

State Commander: Jacob Gruber

State Senior Vice Commander: Carol Whitmore

State Junior Vice Commander: Russell Saffell

State Quartermaster: Jerry Black

State Judge Advocate: Dan White (PSC)

State Surgeon: Roy Shortt

State Chaplain: Timothy Strother

Past State Commander: Tom Watters (PSC)

Iowa National Council Member: Darrell Blasberg (PSC)

Appointed State Officers

Adjutant: Same as State Quartermaster

Assistant Chaplain: Scott McDonald

Chief of Staff: Don Fisher

Inspector: Travis Holden (PSC)

Historian: Paul Arnold

Assistant Service Officer: Vacant

Claims Consultant: Vacant

Service Officer (Iowa City): Richard Davis