John is a Marine veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He is a combat engineer who served as Corporal of the Guard for the Second Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, Command Operations Center. John initially joined the VFW in the Chicago area, and became a member-at-large after relocating with his family to the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver in 2006. However, drawn by the history of Post 1 and our reputation for innovative programs John became a Post 1 member in April 2012.

John is currently a REALTOR with Perry & Co. But prior to moving to Denver, he was in law enforcement for over a decade, including two years with the United Nations Mission In Kosovo. Helping people has always been a passion for John. As many of our fellow veterans and as a police officer, he often put the interests and well-being of others before his own. John has served at Post 1 Junior Vice Commander, Senior Vice Commander and is looking forward to continuing a tradition of service as the Post 1 Quartermaster.