Randy L. Engness
District 9 Commander
Randy L. Engness of Rice Lake is
serving his first term as District 9 Commander.
He is a member of Harold Nelson VFW Post 2204 in Rice Lake, where he is
a Past Post Commander. He served as District 9 Jr. Vice Commander prior to his
election at the Spring District meeting.
Randy is the second of three generations of sailors in his family, with his father serving in Okinawa and his son as a Reactor Operator onboard a submarine. Commander Engness served from 1983 – 1989, making seven patrols on the USS Daniel Webster SSBN626 and one patrol on the George Washington Carver SSBN656.
His decorations earned include: Enlisted Submarine Breast Insignia; Strategic Deterrent Patrol Pin with one Silver Star and three Gold Stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the Navy "E” Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.