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William R. (Bob) Wallace

National Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission
The American Legion

Bob Wallace was born and raised in Seattle, Washington; He is married with two daughters and 4 grandchildren; all of which are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and The Sons of The American Legion.

Bob retired from the U.S. Coast Guard at the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer (24 years of service) and he received his Associates Degree from New York University.

Bob has served in a variety of roles within The American Legion, to include: National Executive Committeemen, Alternative National Executive for (4 years), National VA&R Region and Vice Chairman (3 years). A member of the National Commander Representative to the National Security Commission, Task Force Member of National Headquarters System Worth Savings Program.

Bob also served in several positions at the state level for The American Legion, to include: Second District Department of Washington Service Officer (5 years), Department Commander for the state of Washington (1 year), Department Service Officer for the Department of Washington (18 years), A member of the Department of Washington Executive Committee (25 years) and Chairman of the Department of Washington VA&R Committee (10 years).

Bob was awarded the Service Officer of the year award in 2000 by the Washington Department of VA&R, for his outstanding contributions to the Veterans of the state of Washington. Bob has received many other awards and recognitions for his service to veterans from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Washington Department of Affairs.

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