CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Navy veteran from New City, N.Y., was elected national vice commander of the 2.2-million member American Legion during the organization’s national convention in Cincinnati today.
Vincent J. Troiola, a life member of American Legion Post 1682 in New City, served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1974. He has held various offices at every level of The American Legion, including department (state) commander of New York from 2010-2011. He is the current chairman of the Department of New York American Legion Centennial Task Force for the Future and is a member of the faculty of the American Legion College of New York. At the national level he served as a member of the Membership and Post Activities Committee and the National Security Commission.
Troiola retired from Estate Motors Mercedes-Benz where he was the director of Service and Parts Operations. Troiola has served locally on the Veterans Service Advisory Board and the Military Academy Review Board for former U.S. Rep. Benjamin Gilman.
He is married to Saveria (Savy) T. Troiola. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. They are very supportive of his working with the various veteran service organizations. He enjoys playing golf and collecting die cast model cars and trucks.
Troiola is one of 12 national officers.