Vfw honors local District Two commander

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. has announced Tommie Leininger has achieved All-American status as a District commander.

Leininger, 2016-2017 Commander of VFW District Two in the state of Ohio, is the only District Commander in Ohio, and is one of only 64 VFW District commanders worldwide, to earn the title of All-American Commander. To achieve this honor, a District commander must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.

“The All-American Commanders have attained this coveted title through outstanding achievements in membership growth and participation in VFW programs,” said VFW National Commander Brian Duffy. “They are a fine example of VFW leadership. Their hard work and dedication to the mission and values of our organization has rightly earned them this great honor.”

District Two of the VFW Department of Ohio includes 22 VFW Posts in eight counties in northwest Ohio: Allen, Auglaize, Logan, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, Shelby, and Van Wert. District Two helps to protect the rights of all VFW-eligible veterans, including nearly 5000 local member veterans, and their families. The VFW is active in their local communities, schools, and civic activities.

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. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.

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