Krist Huseby, III
Biography of Theodore E. Streete
Ted Streete is the Department Junior Vice-Commander for 2011-2012
Ted Streete was born on August 19, 1942 in Newark NJ. After leaving High School he pursued a career in the United States Marine Corps. There he rose to the rank of Sergeant Major. Ted has been in a leadership position since 1965 when he was promoted to the rank of corporal. He led a squad of Marines in combat while in Viet Nam. He has been a Platoon Sergeant, Company Gunnery Sergeant, First Sergeant of Marines and Battalion, Squadron, and Marine Expeditionary Unit Sergeant Major where he was the advisor to the Commander of the welfare, training, and moral of the enlisted men and women in the organization.
It was in 1983 while he was stationed with a Marine Reserve Unit in Harrisburg, PA he was invited to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars. New Cumberland Post 7415, District 18.
After retiring from the Marine Corps he joined the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. He worked the jail system rather than working the streets. He achieved the rank of Sergeant before retiring after wearing a uniform for forty-five years.
He continued his membership as an annual member in the VFW, until his transfer to Camp Pendleton, CA where he transferred his membership to VFW Memorial Post 7041, Vista CA. He then signed up for his Life Membership status in 1992. While at Post 7041, Ted went through the chairs of Jr. Vice Commander, for two years, and Sr. Vice Commander for three years. In 1997 he was appointed by the Department of CA Commander to assume the duties as Post Commander for Post 7041. Ted was select as an All State Post Commander for the 1997-1998 year. Ted was re-elected to Post Commander again for the 1998-1999 year and again was selected as an All State Post Commander.
During the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 years he served as Chairman of the Post and Canteen House Committee. Also during 2000-2001 he was appointed as the Department Law Enforcement Chairmen South.
Ted again ran for the Post Commander position for the 2002-2003 year and was again selected for All State Post Commander and All American Post Commander.
While at Vista, Ted also was invited to join the Military Order of the Cootie. He served as Seam Squirrel of Pup Tent 40 Second Chance, three times and was selected All Star Seam Squirrel three times. He also served as the Law Enforcement Chairman South for the Grand of CA.
After moving to Washington, Ted got involved with Fred Needham Post 2669. Prior to transferring his membership to the Department of Washington, Ted became an advisor to the Post Commander for the first year. In 2006-2007 year Ted transferred to Post 2669 Port Orchard, WA. 2007-2008 year Ted was elected as JR. Vice Commander to Post 2669. He was also elected as District 4 SR. Vice Commander for the same year. During the 2008-2009 year Ted was elected as the District Four commander. Ted was elected to the position of State Surgeon for the 2009-2010 Year. Ted also served as the Post 2669 Commander during the 2009-2010 Year. Ted is presently the 2011- 2012 District 4 Senior Vice Commander and the Surgeon of Post 2669. Presently, he is the State Senior-Vice for the 2012-2013 year.
With his twenty-five years plus of being involved with the VFW, Ted has proven himself time and again in his leadership abilities. He enjoys being with the rank and file doing the work. He is a hard worker who believes in by working together we can get the job done right. Ted married the former Vivian Ann Lee of Monongahela, PA. They have two children, Michael Streete of Canyon Country, CA and OS2 Jennifer Streete, U.S. Navy stationed in Jacksonville, Florida.
His platform is “gung ho working together.” When we work together as Posts & Auxiliaries, things for the better will happen.
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