December 5, 2020

Welcome to Post 77!

About the Post

In this era of both instant communication and multiple deployments to far-flung locations, JWV has established its first online Post to accommodate the needs of today’s military and veterans. Through our online Post, Jewish service members and veterans in even the most remote locations will be able to join with their comrades in a virtual Post that will promote the JWV ideal to be of “greater service to our country and to one another,” as outlined in the preamble to the JWV Constitution. The new virtual Post is named after two American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country: DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal of the Coast Guard, who died in Iraq on April 24, 2004, and 1st LT Roslyn Schulte of the Air Force, who died in Afghanistan on May 20, 2009.


National Commander

Jeffrey Sacks

 

The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV) is pleased to announce it has elected Jeff Sacks National Commander and Alan Paley National Vice Commander during its 125th National Convention in August.

Jeff Sacks was born and raised in the Chicago area. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant via ROTC when he graduated from the University of Illinois in 1979. He served on active duty during the Cold War in Washington, D.C. and West Germany in military police assignments. He was mobilized in 1990 in support of Operation Desert Shield and commanded the 822nd MP Company during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq in 1991. Following the Gulf War, he stayed in the Reserves, retiring as a Major in 2017. Sacks was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during Operation Desert Storm.

Sacks and his father, a WWII Navy veteran, joined JWV Post 153 together in 1996. He rose through the ranks, and has served as the Post Commander, Department of Illinois Commander, NEC, and on various National Committees.
In civilian life, Sacks served as a law enforcement officer from 1987-2012 with the Chicago Police Department before retiring as a Sergeant. He is married to Pye Squire. They have five adult children (two are JWV members) and ten grandchildren. Jeff is active in his synagogue and has served on its board as Security Committee Chairman for the past six years.

We wish Jeff a successful year!