Patrick Iuliucci
State Chief-of-Staff - Army

Patrick Iuliucci, also known as "Pat,” graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School, he majored in automobile mechanics. He was hired by the New York Telephone Company, in 1967.  In March of 1968 he was drafted into the United States Army. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he completed, he then was transferred to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he completed training on the "Honest John Rocket” heavy artillery. He then was assigned to the 1/16 Field Artillery, his MOS was 13 Delta 20, Honest John Rocket Crewman. After spending the next eight months at Fort Hood, Texas, he received orders, sending him to South Korea. After arriving at Kimpo Air Base, in Seoul, he was transported to Camp Page, located on the southern part of the 38th parallel, in the city of Chun Chon, he was promoted to the rank of Specialist Fourth Class, attached to , A Btry, 1stBattalion, 42nd Artillery, 4th United States Army Missile Command.  While stationed in Korea he attended school and was trained to train on radio communications, and then attended school to train and qualify for projectionist technician, he was also qualified to operate heavy vehicle equipment. He qualified expert in the use of the M-14 rifle, M-70 grenade launcher, M-45 pistol, and the M-60 machine gun. During the 11 months 11 days stationed in South Korea his unit was his unit was involved in 10 fire missions, at least once a week, his squad would be assigned to (QRF) Quick Reaction Force, able to deploy on a moment’s notice. The Honest John Rocket worked in conjunction with the "Little John Rocket”, and Hawk missile units, which were concealed in the high mountains of South Korea. His unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, and he was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Korean Defense Medal. Along with the National Defense and Good Conduct Medals. His tour of duty in South Korea ended in March of 1970 and was sent home. He completed the next four years at Camp Drum, New York. Pat returned to work for the New York Telephone Company upon his release from active duty in 1970 and was a tractor trailer driver, he retired 28 years later in 1997. He joined Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3350 in East Rockaway, New York.  He was appointed to post Service Officer and the rest was history, his career kicked off in the Veterans of Foreign Wars: Nassau County Council, where he elevated through the chairs to become County Commander. He is a Gold Legacy Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3350, He is a member of American Legion Post 303, a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19, a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children, a volunteer treasurer of the Veterans Assistance Foundation which was started by a fellow comrade, to assist needy veterans, experiencing financial hardships, he has served as the President of Long Island National Cemetery Memorial Organization. He is currently the Quartermaster for his Post as well as the County Council. He ahs and still service the Department of New York as the POW-MIA chairman. He is past District 1 Commander (2018-2019) and has been appointed by the Department of New York Commander to be his Chief-of-Staff for 2019-2020.  He has been awarded many citations from the State of New York, Town of Hempstead, and Nassau County.  He continues to serve the community and all veterans.