James Patinka
Commander - Navy

Jim Patinka has been elected as Post Commander, a position he has held for the past 3 years.
Jim served honorably in the United States Navy Submarine Service from 1986 to 1992.  Jim earned his eligibility to the Veterans of Foreign Wars having been awarded the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
Jim and his wife Shari have lived in St Charles since 2000 where they have raised two daughters.