National Officers

VFW National Commander Hal Roesch

Hal J. Roesch II
Commander-in-Chief

Hal Roesch II from Hampton, Virginia, was installed as the 112th Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 24, 2020, in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Hal is a 20-year U.S. Air Force retiree serving from 1982 to 2002. He earned his VFW eligibility during his combat service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and overseas service as part of Southern Watch. 

He joined the VFW in 1991 at VFW Post 3034 in Sumter, South Carolina, and became a Post Commander at VFW Post 4542 in Spring Lake, North Carolina. He now maintains his Gold Legacy Life membership at VFW Post 3219 in Phoebus, Virginia. 

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VFW Senior Vice Commander Michael 'Fritz' Mihelcic

Matthew M. "Fritz" Mihelcic
Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief

Matthew M. “Fritz” Mihelcic succeeded the Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief position of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 24, 2020.

Fritz served in the United States Air Force Air National Guard from 1989 to 1999 with the 131st Tactical Fighter Wing. Activated for federal service, he served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991 as a security policeman.

He joined the VFW in 1991, and currently maintains his Gold Legacy Life membership at Post 2698 in Sparta, Illinois. 

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