PAST DEPARTMENT COMMANDERS

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Department of Rhode Island
One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908

 
Past Department Commanders (As of June 14, 2022):
  • Dora T. Vasquez-Hellner (2021-2022)
  • Raymond G. Blanda, Sr. (2020-2021) [Deceased] 
  • Michael Carter (2019-2020)
  • Raymond G. Blanda, Sr. (2018-2019) [Deceased]
  • William Siano (2017-2018)
  • GinaMarie Doherty (2016-2017)
  • Frank E. Rosebrock (2015-2016)
  • John Cesano (2014-2015)
  • Gary Maddocks (2013-2014) [Deceased]
  • James Boardman, III (2012-2013)
  • Melvin Defoe (2011-2012)
  • Vincent A. Scirocco, Jr. (2010-2011)
  • Joseph Cerrito (2009-2010)
  • Stephen O. Stewart (2008-2009)
  • Michael Corriveau (2007-2008) [Deceased]
  • Leroy Raposa (2006-2007)
  • Allen C. Wagonblott, Jr. (2005-2006)
  • William J. O'Donnell (2004-2005)
  • William P. Donnelly (2003-2004)
  • Robert E. Stevens, Sr. (2002-2003)
  • Scott F. Gould (2001-2002)
  • Leo R. Swider (2000-2001)
  • Salvatore J. Capirchio (1999-2000)
  • Ernest Frappier (1998-1999) [Deceased]
  • Jean Arcand (1997-1998) [Deceased]
  • John C. Medeiros (1996-1997)
  • Arthur W. Williams (1995-1996) [Deceased]
  • Donald Dumahel (1994-1995)
  • Benjamin Pezza (1993-1994) [Deceased]
  • Robert L. Hoover (1992-1993) [Deceased]
  • Robert L. Hoover (1991-1992) [Deceased]
  • Anthony J. Scudieri (1990-1991) [Deceased]
  • Kuno N. Grosskurth, Jr. (1989-1990) [Deceased]
  • Armando "Chuck" Azzinaro (1988-1989) [Deceased]
  • John Sivo (1987-1988) [Deceased]
  • George Dolman (1986-1987) [Deceased]
  • Norbert F. Melia (1985-1986)
  • Rene L. Labarre (1984-1985) [Deceased]
  • James R. Ross (1983-1984) [Deceased]
  • John A. Bucci (1982-1983) [Deceased]
  • John M. Vincent (1981-1982) [Deceased]
  • John J. Tinkam (1980-1981) [Deceased]
  • Martin Gaughan (1979-1980) [Deceased]
  • Patrick J. Paquin (1978-1979) [Deceased]
  • Charles Amaral (1977-1978) [Deceased]
  • Harold Morris (1976-1977) [Deceased]
  • James F. Skeffington, III (1975-1976) [Deceased]
  • Lionel A. Jalette (1974-1975) [Deceased]
  • Frank Macuga (1973-1974) [Deceased]
  • Anthony Lopes (1972-1973) [Deceased]
  • Donald H. Sosville (1971-1972) [Deceased]
  • Frank E. Lightower (1970-1971) [Deceased]
  • Anthony Nunes (1969-1970) [Deceased]
  • Leo J. Mondor (1968-1969) [Deceased]
  • Webster M. Pidgeon (1967-1968) [Deceased]
  • Joseph Maiorano (1966-1967) [Deceased]
  • Thomas H. Mellow, Jr. (1965-1966) [Deceased]
  • Paul H. Morrissette (1964-1965) [Deceased]
  • John P. Keegan (1963-1964) [Deceased]
  • Lawrence A. Cahoone (1962-1963) [Deceased]
  • Joseph F. Cotter (1961-1962) [Deceased]
  • John P. Verges (1960-1961) [Deceased]
  • Patrick J. Coady (1959-1960) [Deceased]
  • Pasquale D. Frisella (1958-1959) [Deceased]
  • Francis J. Forloney (1957-1958) [Deceased]
  • Edward N. Ducharme (1956-1957) [Deceased]
  • Manuel V. Oliver (1955-1956) [Deceased]
  • Arthur A. Denman (1954-1955) [Deceased]
  • Peter J. Barry (1953-1954) [Deceased]
  • Domenic E. Frisella (1952-1953) [Deceased]
  • Charles E. Parker (1951-1952) [Deceased]
  • Edward J. Loughran (1950-1951) [Deceased]
  • John A. Notte, Jr. (1949-1950) [Deceased]
  • John J. Shea (1948-1949) [Deceased]
  • Thanddeus M. Kraus (1947-1948) [Deceased]
  • Joseph J. Laffey (1946-1947) [Deceased]
  • Herbert A. Mowry (1945-1946) [Deceased]
  • James McMahon (1944-1945) [Deceased]
  • Eugene U. Messier (1943-1944) [Deceased]
  • James A. Ramsey (1942-1943) [Deceased]
  • Raymond Feather (1941-1942) [Deceased]
  • Lawrence E. Harrington (1940-1941) [Deceased]
  • William H. Hackett (1939-1940) [Deceased]
  • William E. Sullivan (1938-1939) [Deceased]
  • Timothy Ferrick (1937-1938) [Deceased]
  • Lawrence A. Mooney (1936-1937) [Deceased]
  • Lawrence A. Mooney (1935-1936) [Deceased]
  • Christopher J. Griffin (1934-1935) [Deceased]
  • George A. Ilg (1933-1934) [Deceased]
  • George A. Duvan (1932-1933) [Deceased]
  • Harry A. Hoffman (1931-1932) [Deceased]
  • John J. Smith (1930-1931) [Deceased]
  • David D. Dorgan (1929-1930) [Deceased]
  • John J. Conley (1928-1929) [Deceased]
  • Wilfred C. Tabor (1927-1928) [Deceased]
  • Wilfred C. Tabor (1926-1927) [Deceased]
  • John J. McKenna (1925-1926) [Deceased]
  • Edward Sullivan (1924-1925) [Deceased]
  • John J. Boyle (1923-1924) [Deceased]
  • Arthur Lake (1922-1923) [Deceased]
  • John I. McGrane (1921-1922) [Deceased]
  • John I. McGrane (1921-1922) [Deceased]
Note: The Department of Rhode Island was established on November 30, 1920.