Jason Manke was elected as the Department of Michigan VFW Auxiliary Conductor for the 2022-2023 year. Jason is a member of Auxiliary #5319 in Athens, where he joined in 2015 where he currently holds a Life Membership. Jason joined the organization under the eligibility of his father Frank, a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.
Jason has served in numerous chairmanships on the Auxiliary, District and Department levels of our organization. He served as Auxiliary President in 2018-2019 and District President in 2018-2019 and 2021-2022. He is now currently serving as Trustee and Legislative Chairman for his Auxiliary. This year he has also been appointed along with his wife (Sara) to be National Color Bearer’s for National President Jean Hamil. Jason has been appointed to serve as National Color Bearer for National President Jane Reape.
Jason is married to Sara. She is the Department of Michigan Sr. Vice President. Their courtship started in the VFW and they now have been married for 18 years.