Duane T. Sarmiento
To recruit, retain, and mentor a stable membership base,
including all generations of veterans. To cultivate a membership that is well
versed in institutional knowledge and actively involved at all levels of the
organization and in the local community. To establish Posts with a strong
tradition of service, leadership, and community outreach.
- Build a strong organization
through recruiting new members while retaining our current membership,
creating a solid baseline for the future.
- Work together to achieve the
VFW’s goals. The VFW National Headquarters staff is available to assist in
coordinating programs, developing membership initiatives and building
awareness among our membership and the entire veteran community.
- Achieve 102% in Membership
- For everyone to recruit at
least one new member and then mentor that member.
- Increase membership drives
- Develop new Posts and/or
revitalize existing Posts.
- Increase Life Membership and
Legacy Life Membership.
In order to assist our
Posts, Districts, and Departments in meeting the goals set out by the
Commander-in-Chief in this membership program, the National Headquarters has a
wealth of resources at your disposal. Many of those are available free of
charge to our members.
- Membership materials ranging
from applications, recruiting brochures, posters, and benefits brochures
can be ordered directly from the Membership Department using the
Membership Order Form (located under Membership Quick Links once you log
- Resources for Post Development,
Membership Campaigns, and Mentorship such as training guides, videos, and
webinars are available in the Training & Support section on vfw.org
- Promotional tools such as radio
spots, sample advertisements, public service announcements, and media kits
are all available through the Media Room on vfw.org
- See the trend? Just about
anything you will need is at vfw.org,
check it out.
The VFW National
Headquarters staff is ready and trained to answer any questions you may have
concerning membership, VFW programs, or other issues. You can contact our
Member Service Center directly at 1.833.VFW.VETS, or the Membership Department
Full 2023 - 2024 VFW National
Membership Program All-American Criteria