About Ken Thie

Kenneth Thie was elected to the VFW Veterans Village Board at June 2014 VFW State

Ken was the Director of the Veterans of Foreign Wars State Service Office from April
2001 to June 2013. Prior to assuming this position, he served as an Assistant State
Service Officer since March 1992.

While working in the Veterans of Foreign Wars State Service Office, the County
Veterans Association did present Ken the Service Officer of the Year recognition award
in May 1992, again in May 1999 and lastly in May 2001 for his dedication to help

Kenneth has been an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United
States Since 1973. During this time, he has served on many National, State, District and
Post positions to actively help the organization and its members. He is currently a Gold
Legacy Life Member of VFW Post 10094, District 9 Adjutant, MOC Pup Tent 32 Seam
Squirel, MOC District 9 Commander, Grand of Florida State Jr. Vice Commander, Life
Member of VFW Veterans Village & Life Member of VFW National Home for Children.

Kenneth was originally from Indiana where he enlisted in the United States Navy. He
served from August 1967 to October 1989 and retired after 22 years of honorable service
as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. During his military career, he continued to improve his
education by electing to pursue various forms of professional, technical and advanced
educational courses.

After retiring from the Navy, Kenneth moved to Hammond Indiana and worked for Lever
Brothers Manufacturing Corp as a Supervisor. He decided the North was too cold and
moved to Florida at the end of 1990 where he started working for the Department of
Veterans Affairs. This is where he met the VFW State Service Office Staff, applied for
a position of Assistant State Service Officer and started his tenure with the VFW State
Service Office.

His decorations include: Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2
awards), National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal (5 awards), Meritorious Unit
Commendation (2 awards), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat
Action Ribbon, Navy “E” Ribbon (2 Awards), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4
awards), Marksman Ribbon, Enlisted Surface Warfare Insignia, Distinguished Instructor
Award,, Navy Unit Commendation, Overseas Service Ribbon, and several letters of

He married his wife Debbie in June 1975 and they have two children, Rebecca and Ken
Jr., and one grandson Raymond III.