While the success of any organization is the sum of the efforts and dedication of its membership, the focus of those efforts is entrusted to their elected and appointed leadership.

At the VFW Department of Wisconsin, we are fortunate to have a proud history of dedicated individuals who have been willing to serve as leaders who helped take us to new heights in Service to Veterans.

On the following pages, please take a moment to meet the key leaders of our Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars for the 2018-19 Program Year at both the Department (state) and District levels.


Gundel Metz

State Commander - Army

Don Lynch

State Sr Vice Commander - Air Force

Jason Johns

State Jr Vice Commander - Army

Tom Heath

State Quartermaster - Army

David C Green

State Adjutant - Army

Phil Allen

State Chaplain - Navy

Bill Knudson

State Judge Advocate - Army

Ken Kleman

State Surgeon - Army

John Schultz

Past State Commander - Army

Norbert Lee

State Inspector - Army

Leroy Jansky

Chief of Staff - Navy


George Stoeber

District 1 Commander - Navy

Cory Geisler

District 2 Commander - Army

Karen Knock

District 3 Commander - Army

Bob Bolz

District 4 Commander - Navy

Ken Hemenway

District 6 Commander - Navy

Scott Colburn

District 7 Commander - Marines

Chris Cornelius

District 8 Commander - Army

Mary Ann Christopherson

District 9 Commander - Army

Gayle Carlson

District 10 Commander - Navy

Bartley Mauch

District 11 Commnder - Navy