Commander Robert “Greek” Fochalis speaks at ALMBS

Commander Robert "Greek" Fochalis

Commander Robert "Greek" Fochalis

Robert “Greek” Fochalis was born in Morgantown, WV.  He graduated from Morgantown High School in 1959.  In 1960 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  He received his basic training at Long Beach, California.  He was then assigned to San Francisco for Radar School for six weeks and then to the U.S.S. Mansfield DD728.  After his discharge from the Navy he began working for the I.B.E.W. as an electrician for 40 years and is now retired.

Robert “Greek” Fochalis has been a member of Post 91 in Hampshire, WV for 30 years.  He has served in the Post, Commander 9 years, 1st Vice Commander for three years, Sgt-At-Arms for two years and Americanism Officer for seven years.  He has been a member of the Honor Guard for 25 years and he has been a counselor at Boys State for nine years.

In the 10th District he has helped with the Oratorical Contest for five years.  On the District level he served three years as District Commander, two years as District Vice-Commander and two years as Sgt.-At-Arms.  He has served on the Department level as Department Vice Commander for two years, Membership Chairman and Membership Co-Chairman for four years.  He has served on the National Americanism Council and he is a Paid Up For Life Member of the American Legion.  He is also a member of the I.B.E.W, VFW, Moose, Eagles, NRA and Life member in North America Hunting Club.

Greek has four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.