Timothy Povich
Commander - Army

Timothy Povich, a Life Member of the Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 in Paris, France, was elected on 1 April as the Post 605 Commander and was installed at the 46th Department of Europe Convention held in Garmisch, Germany.

Comrade Povich served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army for over 28 years.  He initially earned his eligibility for the VFW while assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany where deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of NATO Operation Joint Endeavor and was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.  He later served as a Company Commander in the 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light) where he deployed again to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of the NATO Operation Joint Forge.

His other assignments include the 1st Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York where we was an instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.  He ended his career in the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Collaboration Support Office in Paris, France.

His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2), Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal (2), Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne and Air Assault Badges.

Comrade Povich has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MA and a PhD in Computational and Applied Math, both from the University of Texas at Austin. 

He has served as the Chaplain, Junior Vice and Senior Vice Commander of the Benjamin Franklin Post 605 over the past 7 years. 

He and his wife, Jessica, and their two children reside in Paris, France.

 

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