Eric Zarriello is from Hawaii, retired from the Honolulu PD and the U.S. Air Force 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 two pretty baby girls Antoinette and Amore.
Senior Vice Commander
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.
Junior Vice Commander
Janet Alford retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service. She is originally from
Angeles City, Philippines and also calls St Augustine, Florida home. Her last
deployment was to Kirkuk, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and last duty
station was at Joint Region Marianas, Guam as Director of Fleet and Family Readiness.
Janet is a VFW Silver Legacy Life Member. She moved back to Angeles City in 2017
after a small stint as a JROTC Instructor. She has one beautiful and talented daughter
Christina, whom she is very proud of. In addition to her duties as Jr. Vice Cmdr., Janet is our Post Adjutant and serves on many committees to include Safety Chair, Review Committee Chair, Community Activities, House Commitee and Honor Guard Team member.