How to Address an Official at a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post?
When writing a letter to a Senior Vice Commander of a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, how do I address the envelope? Is it Commander (Name), Senior Vice Commander (Name), or Mr./Ms. (Name)?
—————-– MKH How to Address a VFW Official
Senior Vice Commander of a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post is not a exactly rank. It is an (office) or a (role) at a VFW Post (a nonprofit veterans service organization). Other ranks include:
—-Senior Vice Commander
—-Junior Vice Commander
—-Trustee How to Address a VFW Official
At the Post it’s likely people will address the holder of one of the offices as (VFW Role)+(Surname) / Commander (Surname) –– or refer to him as Senior Vice Commander (Name) – Those are internal uses. But to outsiders (like me) formally he is:
—-Official envelope or address block on letter or email:
—-—-Dr./Mr./Ms./etc. (Full Name)
If you are a part of the VFW and are writing to a commander in the context of his or her responsibilities at the Post – it would be correct to use his office before his name in a salutation:
—-—-Dear Senior Vice Commander (Surname),
– Robert Hickey How to Address a VFW Official