VFW honors 5th Signal Command Soldier
RENO, Nevada (July 23, 2012) -- Master Sgt. Matthew Coulter (right), 5th Signal Command's senior maintenance noncommissioned officer, is honored as an "All American Commander" by Richard DeNoyer, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization during their national convention. Coulter is the Department of Europe VFW commander. (Photo courtesy of the VFW and Master Sgt. Coulter)

WIESBADEN, Germany (Aug. 1, 2012) -- 5th Signal Command's senior maintenance noncommissioned officer and Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Commander in Europe has achieved the most prestigious honor given by the VFW.

Master Sgt. Matthew Coulter is one of only 22 VFW department commanders selected world-wide for "All-American Commander."

"The criteria for this honor are based on outstanding achievements in membership growth and participation in other VFW programs that benefit veterans and their communities," said Richard DeNoyer, VFW national commander, in a VFW news release.

Coulter, a member of the VFW since returning from the first Gulf War has been very active in the VFW Department of Europe serving in numerous leadership and service positions.

"It's a great honor for me to serve the Soldiers, veterans and their families as a member of the largest combat veteran's organization in the world," Coulter said. "With over 2.1 million members, VFW and auxiliary members can make a difference in their lives just by providing the help and support that is deserved for their sacrifices. Some gave all during times of war and continue to serve our great country even now. Let's help them in all that they do."

The VFW of the U.S. is a nonprofit veteran's service organization composed of combat veterans and those currently serving in uniform. For more information, visit the VFW website at www.vfw.org.

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