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MAJ Daniel A. Bell, Commander of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of Texas, announces that the 52nd Biennial Convention, held from April 30 2015-May 3rd 2015 at Galveston Island, Texas, was a resounding success, and expresses the sincere gratitude of the Commandery to those who worked so diligently to make it so, including past state commanders MAJ Mike Belcher and CPT Rich Coutermarsh.

Texas Commandery

The Texas Commandery of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States was first established on 16 April, 1902, by Spanish American War veteran Brigadier General James R. Waties, USV,  and 9 other Charter Companions, who actively managed and grew the organization until the Commandery’s colors were cased in 1935. I-want-you-poster1

The Commandery was reorganized in 2012, under the leadership and direction of Brigadier General Robert J. Cheeseman (State Commander Emeritus), and today the organization continues its distinguished service, by actively honoring and perpetuating the names of our brave veterans, bearing true allegiance to the United States of America and its Constitution, and fostering the cultivation of military and naval sciences.  Membership in the Texas Commandery is open to military officers from each of the respective branches of service who are honorably serving or have so served, and also by hereditary descent.

 

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THE RIGHT TO WEAR THE MOFW BADGE AND ORDER OF PRECEDENCE. On March 13, 2015, in a noteworthy but little noticed publication, the Department of Defense reiterated and reinforced the right to wear the badge of the MOFW by those in uniform. The member badge of the MOFW is, legally, a Personal US Decoration (nonmilitary), worn on all occasions of ceremony, to include all musters, parades, and other occasions on which officers and men are required to appear in full dress uniform. Proper precedence is before all DOD service and good conduct medals, and after all US Personal Decorations (Military). (see 10 USC 1123 and DOD Manual 1348.33 vol. 3).

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