The VFW is an all-volunteer Veterans Service Organization. Post 1 is the First Post, founded in Denver in 1899. The mission is to support veterans and their family members. The VFW is one of the largest and most active veterans organizations in the United States and Post 1 continues the tradition of being on the forefront of service to Veterans and to our country. John Keene is a Marine Corps veteran and earned his eligibility in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States when he deployed for Operation Desert Storm. Since joining VFW Post 1 in 2012 he has served as Junior and Senior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, and is currently the Commander/Executive Director. John is also a REALTOR with Perry & Company where he enjoys helping veterans utilize their VA home loan benefits. Prior to moving to Denver in 2006, John was a Chicago Police Officer and he also served two years as an International Police officer in support of the UN Mission in Kosovo.