Post Commander

Eric Zarriello

Eric Zarriello is from Hawaii, retired from the Honolulu PD and the USAF Reserve. In 2004 he deployed with his Reserve unit to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning the Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and National Defense Service Medal with Service Star.  A VFW Gold Legacy Life member who actively supports the VFW mission and goals.  Eric moved to Angeles City in 2013, is married to his beautiful wife Marjen, has two handsome sons Tony and Alex and a beautiful baby girl Antoinette.

Senior Vice Commander

Jack Long

Jack was born 29 Sept 1973, and raised in Oregon's farm community, He first joined the Navy in 1994 as an Interior Communication Specialist. Stationed on the USS Constellation(CV-64) he spent time in the Persian Gulf, then left the Navy, joining the Army in 1997 as an 11B (Infantry) and later Switched to 15R (Air Craft Crew Chief). Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom he was also stationed in South Korea, then left the Army in 2010. A VFW Life member, and now as Senior Vice, he serves on the Post House Committee, Review Committee, Relief fund Committee, Budget Committee, Is the Member Relations Chairman and Captain of the Honor Guard.

Junior Vice Commander

Edgar LaBenne

Edgar LaBenne is originally from Ohio and received his officers commissioned in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Bowling Green State University. He served 20 years in the USAF, during which time he was assigned to Diego Garcia during Operation Desert Storm. Later he served 2 years in S. Korea on the USFK Joint Staff and during his final assignment at SHAPE HQ NATO Belgium, he traveled multiple times throughout the Balkans, four times to Afghanistan and to Sudan in support of various contingency operations. Ed is a VFW Gold Legacy Life member and an original founder of BSA Troop 485 sponsored by Post 2485 in 2013. During his tenure as Troop 485 Scoutmaster from 2013 to July 2020, 19 young men achieved Eagle Scout. Ed moved to Angeles City in 2008, is married to Mely, has two sons Joshua and Kevin and two daughters, Mary and Gigi.