Joe Welter
District 3 Commander - Navy

Joe was born in 1951 in Chicago, the oldest of eventually ten children. He joined the Navy in 1971, and served for 22 years in various ships of the Pacific Fleet, retiring as a Command Master Chief.  He completed nine deployments including one to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, earning VFW eligibility.

Joe has been married to Pam for 36 years, and has two adult children and one grandson.
VFW positions include Junior and Senior Vice Commander and Post Commander of Post 7311 Absarokee, where he maintains his Life Membership. He is Presently serving as Post Service Officer.

Joe has been District 3 Commander since 2018 and is an All-American District Commander for 2018-2019. As District Commander he is also a member of the Department Council of Administration.