Organization

Our organization is made up of members who served honorably in the battalion from World War II to the present: European Occupation; Cold War; Vietnam; Desert Storm; Bosnia; Kosovo; Iraq, and Afghanistan.  We presently have about 200 members whose ranks range from PFC to Major General. Our dues are only $10 a year.  We publish three newsletters a year and distribute them by e-mail (A few are sent US Mail to members without e-mail addresses). We hold a three-day reunion each September in different US cities. Our officers and board members are listed below:

Veterans of the First Engineer Battalion
Board of Directors

President: Joe Vargas (Term expires 2025)
Vietnam
2582 E. 109th Avenue
Northglenn, CO 80233
303-430-4218
jxvarga@centurylink.net

Vice President: Jerry Hunter (Term expires 2025)
Desert Storm, OIF
4 Foxboro Court, Troy, IL 62294
573-855-1306
cw4jerry.hunter@gmail.com

Immediate Past President: Jay Franz
Ft Riley, Vietnam
10213 E. Sonoran Heights Place
Tucson, AZ 85748
520-751-9259
jayandcaren@gmail.com

Secretary: Vincent Van Cleave
Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom
1513 Bel Air Drive
Junction City, KS 6644
785-375-9442
bear-C-11-02@cox.net

Treasurer: Dale Greenfield
Desert Storm
20539 401st Ave
Huron, SD 57350
605-350-2319
dale.greenfield@yahoo.com

Director: Joe Coppolo (Term expires 2024)
Vietnam
5274 W. Pueblo Dr.
Eloy, AZ 85131
575-649-6011
gunsmithjoe40@gmail.com

Director: Chad Covey (Term expires 2025)
Vietnam
1843 Hidden Pointe Drive
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-1843
chadcovey1@gmail.com

Director: Alan Simmons (Term expires 2024)
Vietnam
1612 N. Stillwood Drive
Leland, NC 28451
910-399-7057
bandaid125@gmail.com

Director: Blair Smoulder (Term expires 2024)
Vietnam
56 Kamp Street
Warren, PA 16365
814-688-2487
btsmoulder@yahoo.com

Director: Tom Jennings (Term expires 2025)
Vietnam
27 Hampton Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701
tomandgeri07@gmail.com

Newsletter Publisher: Kate Guttormsen
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
17563 Colonial Park Dr.
Monument, CO 80132
808-349-2556
kpguttormsen@gmail.com

Website Coordinator: Fowler Charles (Chuck) Humphrey
Vietnam
852 Brookside Lane
Pocatello, ID 83204
208-241-7499
humpflow@isu.edu

Chaplain: Larry Blair
Vietnam
7309 Luella Anne Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-249-1035
blairylar@hotmail.com

Liaison to Ft Riley: Robert (Bob) Roby*
Vietnam
12 Oak Valley Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-806-8038
roby1351@gmail.com
* Liaison to the First Engineer Battalion and Society of the First Infantry Division