New VFW Dept of California State Commander

Posted by Nick Kump at Jun 24, 2011 10:45 AM |
Navy Lieutenant and 25-year Navy Veteran Bobby Price has been elected the State Commander of The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of California. He was chosen by the delegates at this year’s 91st State Convention on June 20 in Ontario, California and will serve a one year term until next year’s state convention in June.
New VFW Dept of California State Commander

Bobby Price

“Bobby Price will be a great leader to the VFW,” said Denis Wells, VFW, Department of California former State Commander. “He has shown incredible dedication not just to his country and fellow veterans but also to his community. I have no doubt he will do an excellent job as State Commander.”

Price earned his eligibility for the Veterans of Foreign Wars while serving on USS Tatnall DDG-19 during Operation Eagle Claw in support of the Iranian Hostage crisis 1979-1981 earning the Navy Expeditionary Medal. In 2007 and 2008, Price was named Veteran of the Year by the city of Chula Vista, San Diego County, and the 79th Assembly and currently serves as President of the Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation.

“I am truly honored to have this opportunity to serve both my country and fellow veterans,” said Price. “The VFW has been one of the strongest advocates for veterans in California and I look forward to continuing those efforts as State Commander.

Price enlisted in the United States Navy’s Delayed Entry Program on December 30, 1976. He attended recruit training in Orlando, FL in August 1977. After completing Sonar Technician Class C school in 1978 he reported to the Fleet for duty. After being promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Price applied for a commission in the Navy’s Limited Duty Officer Program and was commissioned as an Ensign (Electronics Designator) December 1990. Price went on to serve in Operations; Desert Storm, Southern Watch, and in Somalia before retiring on February 1, 2001 as a Lieutenant after over 24 years of service. During his decades of service, Price earned the following decorations serving his country: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4), Navy Achievement Medal (3), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (2), Southwest Asia Campaign, Kuwait Liberation Medal and several other awards.

Price is currently employed as a defense contractor (Science Applications International Corporation) serving as a communications and network analyst for the US Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology and an Associate of Arts Degree from the University of Phoenix. In addition to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Price is also a member of the Elks, Eagles, Fleet Reserve Association, American Legion and actively serves on numerous civic committees and boards.

Price resides in Chula Vista, CA with his wife Julia and has five children (two serving in the Armed Forces and VFW Life Members and one attending San Diego State University) and 5 grandchildren.


The Veterans of Foreign Wars is America’s largest organization of combat veterans. Since its inception more than 100 years ago, the VFW has donated millions of dollars and volunteer hours, been a strong supporter of the country's youth, and of patriotic and educational efforts. The VFW has also been an unwavering advocate to the military, its veterans, and their families.

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