VFW  National Commander-in-Chief

Brian J. Duffy 

Brian Duffy was elected commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 27, 2016, at the 117th VFW National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.


Brian served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic on F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft, and later as a flight engineer aboard C-141 Starlifter transport aircraft.

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