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VFW Post #12158

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12158 
The Staff Sergent Robert R Pirelli
History
Meet Our Officers 

VFW Mission:

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our verterans, the military and our communities. To Advocate on behalf of all veterans.

VFW Vision:

Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

Post History

The SSG Robert R. Pirelli VFW Post# 12158 was opened on October 24th, 2016 by a group of Post 9/11 era veterans. We are the first VFW post in the nation to be opened on the campus of a private university, and only the second to be opened on a college campus in general. We are graciously hosted by Northeastern University’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers, but membership is open to all eligible veterans in the Boston area! Post# 12158 aims to increase camaraderie between all generations of veterans, advocate for earned benefits such as education and health care, and to serve the communities that make up our great city through fundraising and community service.

Mathew St. Marc

Chaplain

United States Army

 

Michael Pasqua

Surgeon

United States Air Force

 

​Brian Fountaine

Judge Advocate

United States Army

TRUSTEES

1st Year Trustee: David Silvia

United States Marine Corps

 

2nd Year Trustee: Kyle Beliveau

United States Navy

 

3rd Year Trustee: Brendan McCaffrey

United States Marine Corps

Andrew O’Connor 

Officer of the Day

United States Navy

 

Cory Green

Sergeant of the Guard

United States Navy

 

Jonathan Janiec

Service Officer

United States Army 

Max Spahn served as a radio operator for 5th Battalion 11th Marine Regiment from 2008-2012. He deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010. Following his enlistment, Max attended Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary and President of the Student Veterans Organization. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2016 and he currently works as a Veteran Service Specialist at Northeastern’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers.

mspahn@neu.edu

Kyle Hart served as a helicopter mechanic (UH-1N and AH-1W/Z) in the United States Marine Corps from 2008 to 2013.  He deployed with the 22nd MEU on the USS Bataan in 2009 in support of combat operations in the Middle East.  Kyle is on track to complete his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Finance at Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President of the Student Veterans Organization. He currently works for a Boston based software start-up.

khart@neu.edu

Paul Scherlek served as an infantry rifleman, team leader, and squad leader in the United States Army from 2009 to 2014.  He deployed to Afghanistan three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry.  Paul currently studies finance at Northeastern University (Class of 2018) and serves as the Vice President of the Student Veterans Organization.

pscherlek@neu.edu

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John McGuinness served in the United States Army for six years as an Airborne Infantryman with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy and 3/101st Infantry Division in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. During his time in the Army he deployed twice to Eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After leaving the Army John enrolled at Northeastern University where he served and Treasurer and President of the Student Veterans Organization and is currently studying electrical engineering. 

jmcguinness@neu.edu

Giancarlo Paone was a Radio Operator for four years with 1st Battalion 5th Marines out of Camp Pendelton, CA. He deployed to Helmand Province in 2011 and then on the 31st MEU in 2012. Since enlistment Giancarlo graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in finance and is now an Associate with a Boston-based real estate firm.

gpaone@neu.edu

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Max Spahn served as a radio operator for 5th Battalion 11th Marine Regiment from 2008-2012. He deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010. Following his enlistment, Max attended Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary and President of the Student Veterans Organization. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2016 and he currently works as a Veteran Service Specialist at Northeastern’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers.

mspahn@neu.edu

Kyle Hart served as a helicopter mechanic (UH-1N and AH-1W/Z) in the United States Marine Corps from 2008 to 2013.  He deployed with the 22nd MEU on the USS Bataan in 2009 in support of combat operations in the Middle East.  Kyle is on track to complete his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Finance at Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President of the Student Veterans Organization. He currently works for a Boston based software start-up.

khart@neu.edu

Paul Scherlek served as an infantry rifleman, team leader, and squad leader in the United States Army from 2009 to 2014.  He deployed to Afghanistan three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry.  Paul currently studies finance at Northeastern University (Class of 2018) and serves as the Vice President of the Student Veterans Organization.

pscherlek@neu.edu

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Max Spahn served as a radio operator for 5th Battalion 11th Marine Regiment from 2008-2012. He deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010. Following his enlistment, Max attended Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary and President of the Student Veterans Organization. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2016 and he currently works as a Veteran Service Specialist at Northeastern’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers.

mspahn@neu.edu

Kyle Hart served as a helicopter mechanic (UH-1N and AH-1W/Z) in the United States Marine Corps from 2008 to 2013.  He deployed with the 22nd MEU on the USS Bataan in 2009 in support of combat operations in the Middle East.  Kyle is on track to complete his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Finance at Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President of the Student Veterans Organization. He currently works for a Boston based software start-up.

khart@neu.edu

Paul Scherlek served as an infantry rifleman, team leader, and squad leader in the United States Army from 2009 to 2014.  He deployed to Afghanistan three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry.  Paul currently studies finance at Northeastern University (Class of 2018) and serves as the Vice President of the Student Veterans Organization.

pscherlek@neu.edu

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