Bob Wallace, Executive Director of the VFW Washington Office, oversees day-to-day operations of VFW activities in the nation’s capital. He is known as the longest tenured Executive Director of the big 6 Veteran Service Organizations and is both well known and well respected by politicians, and the veteran advocacy community.
Robert E. Wallace has truly dedicated his life to advocating for veterans. Wallace served as a lance corporal with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, in Vietnam from November 1967 to June 1968. He is a veteran of the Battle of Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive, and received three Purple Heart medals for wounds sustained in Vietnam.
Wallace joined the VFW while in Vietnam. In 1979, Wallace was the recipient of the VFW’s Young Veteran of the Year award from both the national organization and the VFW Department of New Jersey. He has served on a variety of state and national VFW committees, to include Legislative, Security, Budget and Finance. He also served on the VFW National Council of Administration, which is similar in duties and function to a corporate Board of Directors. Wallace has traveled extensively throughout Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Russia, to meet with elected leaders and government officials to help resolve the POW/MIA issue.