Richard Linares
District 17 Commander - Navy

Rick retired from the US Navy on December 31, 1994, as an Aviation Structural Mechanic Chief at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Awarded numerous military awards including Navy Achievement Medal x 3.

Earned eligibility for the Veterans of Foreign Wars while deployed to the Gulf War with Attack Squadron 95.

Joined the VFW in 1991 in Oak Harbor, Washington

Moved to Sacramento in 1998 and transferred membership to Post 4647.

Served in elected and appointed positions at post, district and department levels.

Married 20 years to my wonderful wife Kellie. We have 5 Daughters, 1 son and 9 grandchildren with another one due in October 2021.