Knoxville VFW Post 3519 has had one of its members elected to one of the top positions in the state this past weekend. Senior Vice Commander for the post Michael Braman was recently elected to the position of Junior Vice Commander for the State of Iowa VFW. This is the first time a member of the Knoxville VFW has been elected to the state position. Braman was elected during the VFW’s 98th Annual Iowa State Convention in Des Moines on Saturday and formally took over the position during a capping ceremony, where his wife Kelley presented him with his new cap. Braman tells KNIA/KRLS News he is very honored and humbled to be elected by his peers. Braman says he is most proud to represent the members from the VFW Post 3519. Along with representing the members of Knoxville, Braman now represents and works for the 127 other VFW post across the state. His additional duties include assisting and supporting the VFW Department of Iowa Commander and Senior Vice Commander as well the title of chairman for the Iowa VFW’s fundraising committee, safety committee, youth activities committee and Iowa State Fair booth committee.