The Pennsylvania Commandery-MOFW

We are saddened to report the recent death of David Acton, a loyal member and supporter of The Pennsylvania Commandery - MOFW. He served as our Commander from January 2015 to January 2017, during which time he obtained many speakers and introduced more streamlined administrative measures. He continued to attend our events regularly until a few months ago. Past Commander Acton served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1957, achieving the rank of Lieutenant (jg). He will be missed.  Link to obituary:


Commander:  CPT Alvan Markle, IV

Vice Commanders:

MAJ James Mallinson (Sr. V.C.)
LTC Stephen M. Clowery
COL Robert C. Gerhard, Jr.
Marc E. O’Neill
LTJG Richard S. Sperry

Secretary:  LT Jonathan C. Jones
Treasurer:  CPT William T. Hord, III
Registrar:  Cynthia Rugart)
Chaplain:  LTC, the Rev’d Timothy L. Steeves 
Judge Advocate:  Joseph C. De Maria, Esq. 
Surgeon:  MAJ David McClure Humphrey, MD​

* All Officers and Past PA Commanders are members of the Council


Class of 2020 to 2023

David Richards, MD
CPT George E. Anderson, III
CPT John T. Sommer, Jr., MD
CDR William A. Wheatley

Class of 2019 to 2022

COL Joseph W. Bullen, III
John K. Clement 
LTC Thomas Gudowicz
LTC Richard D. Lull

Class of 2018 to 2021

Francis B. Jacobs, II (replacing Cynthia Rugart)
Amanda Barnes Muckle
Frank M. T. Spano, Esq. (replacing Marc O’Neill)
COL William T. Wilson

The Pennsylvania Commandery, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States. A patriotic and historic order for American and Allied officers and their lineal descendants, who served during qualifying conflicts. Founded in 1895.