Welcome to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Department of Massachusetts 

"No one does more for Veterans"

Massachusetts elects its 2nd Post 9-11 Veteran to lead the 22,000+ membership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Keith M. Jackson was elected State Commander of the Department of Massachusetts, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the 98th Convention June 9, 2018, at the 98th State Convention in Leominster, MA. 

Keith served in the U.S. Army from 1982-2005 as a Combat Engineer. He served in numerous leadership and staff positions in Europe, Asia, Middle East, and throughout the United States. After a successful 23 year career as a soldier he retired from the Army.

His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (7th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Korean Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Champaign Medal, Armed Force Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (W/Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (W/Numeral 4), Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, NATO Medal (2nd Award), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Sapper Tab, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Sergeant Audie Murphy Leadership Medallion, and the De Flury Medal.

Keith joined the VFW in 2005 at Post 6538 in Townsend, Massachusetts, where he is a Gold Legacy Life member. He became eligible for the VFW while serving in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and with Duty in Korea. He has served in elected and appointed positions at Post, District, and Department levels, culminating with his election as Commander of the Department of Massachusetts. He has served on several committees, including the National Legislative Committee.
He is a life member of the VFW National Home, Military Order of the Cooties, American Legion, Forty and Eight, Retired Enlisted Association and 1st Infantry Division Association. Keith continues to serve his nation as a civil servant for the Department of Defense as an Antiterrorism Officer. He and his wife Lisa, make their home in Townsend, Massachusetts. They have three children Alicia, Matthew, and Rebecca and five grandchildren.

Massachusetts VFW has contracted with Publishing Concepts (PCI), a trusted partner to create this special member publication.  The publication will include a full-color glossy front section with history of the Massachusetts VFW.  PCI will contact you via MAIL, PHONE, AND EMAIL to collect your unique story and give you the ability to submit photos so that your VFW History can be preserved for generations to come.  The below posts cards will be mailed.  

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Department of Massachusetts

Tel: 617-727-2612

24 Beacon Street Room 546-1 State House

Boston, MA 02133