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John E. Hamilton

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National Commander

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Local Address: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
VFW Magazine
406 West 34Th Street Suite 514
Kansas City , Missouri 64111
United States

Company Description: Created as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation offers or supports numerous programs that directly aid veterans, people on active duty in...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Georgia Military Academy
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Latest News « My VFW, 4 May 2014 [cached]
John E. Hamilton
John E. Hamilton, national commander of the 2 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries, said the right decision was made.
"It was a very positive meeting and we're grateful for the opportunity," said John E. Hamilton, a combat wounded Vietnam Marine Corps rifleman from St. Augustine, Fla., who is in Washington for the VFW's annual legislative conference, which includes presenting the organization's top legislative priorities before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Tuesday.
Leadership and Governing | Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, 22 Dec 2014 [cached]
John E. Hamilton, President
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 14 April 2014 [cached]
The bill must now go back to the House for final approval before heading to the White House for the president’s signature.

“The VFW has worked diligently over the past year to build consensus among other veterans’ groups and education advocates to ensure we provide student-veterans with quality consumer information and consumer protections when they seek to use their earned GI Bill benefits,†said VFW National Commander John Hamilton, a combat wounded Vietnam veteran.

John Hamilton ..., 16 Aug 2014 [cached]
John Hamilton VFW
Commissioner John E. Hamilton
John E. Hamilton was appointed Adjutant General of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2013. Prior to that appointment, Hamilton served as Commander-in-Chief of the VFW. He has been a member of the VFW for some 40 years. A third-generation U.S. Marine, Hamilton served in the Corps from 1968-1970 including a tour in Vietnam. His decorations include the Purple Heart (3 awards) and two Gold stars, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation gallantry Cross Color, Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation Civil Actions Color (First Class) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Hamilton joined the VFW in 1974 at Post 7909 in Jacksonville, Fla. where he maintains his life membership. He has served the VFW in many leadership positions including the National Council of Administration from 1989-1991, and as State Commander from 1987-1988. Hamilton graduated with honors from Georgia Military Institute in 1967. He worked as a professional wrestler throughout the United States and the world for 15 years as Johnny Montana, (also known as "Dr. Death") along with other names and identities. Hamilton is a member of the Military Order of the Cootie, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and Marine Corps League.
He was appointed to the Commission by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
National VFW News « My VFW, 4 May 2014 [cached]
"The VFW fully concurs that those far from the fight are having an immediate impact," said VFW National Commander John Hamilton, "but medals that can only be earned in direct combat must mean more than medals awarded in the rear.
The week culminates with the testimony of VFW Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton before a special joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on March 5, where Hamilton will lay out the VFW's legislative agenda for the year.
"I know first-hand the physical challenges our heroes face when they return home," said VFW National Commander John E. Hamilton, a triple Purple Heart recipient from Vietnam.
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