The Department of Massachusetts at its 102nd State Convention has proudly endorsed Past State Commander and current National Council Member, Eric Segundo as its Candidate for the high office of VFW Jr. Vice Commander-In-Chief for the 2025-26 year.
Eric Segundo was elected to a four-year term on the VFW’s National Council of Administration on Aug. 3, 2021, at the 122nd VFW National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, representing the Department of Massachusetts.
He served in the United States Army from 2003 to 2007, earning his VFW eligibility serving in Iraq. In recognition of his service, he received the Army Commendation Medal (second award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
Eric joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2009 at Post 2740 in Durham, North Carolina, later transferring to Post 3236 in Ludlow, Massachusetts, where he maintains his Life membership. He has served in elected and appointed positions at the Post, District and Department levels, culminating with his election as the VFW Department of Massachusetts Commander from 2017 to 2018, in which he received the distinction as All-American Department Commander.
On the national level, he has served on several committees, to include Veterans Service Resolutions, Finance and Internal Organization, Legislative, Programs, and the National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in multidisciplinary studies at Cambridge College, his Associate of Science in business administration at Asnuntuck Community College, and his Associate of Science in criminal justice administration at Columbia College.
He is currently employed with the Town of Ludlow, Massachusetts, as the Director of Veterans Services and serves as the President of the Western Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association. Eric is also an VA Accredited VFW Service Officer. He is a member of the American Legion, and AMVETS. He and his wife, Melanie, reside in Springfield, Massachusetts.