EDISON — George J. Lisicki, former national commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was named to the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees. He was appointed by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
A lifelong Carteret resident, Lisicki served in the U.S. Army for three years and fought in Vietnam in 1967-68, earning the Bronze Star and Distinguished Service Medal among others. He was also with the Pentagon Staff Communications Center from 1968-69.
Lisicki joined the VFW Post 2314 in Carteret in 1971 and became a life member five years later. He served as post, district and state commander, as well as a member of the national council. In 2007, Lisicki was elected to a two-year term as national commander, overseeing the organization of 2.4 million members.
“I am very happy to be joining the Middlesex County College Board,” he said. “Anyone who has fought for his country has a special interest in making sure it stays stable and successful. I have always taken an interest in education and joining this board will allow me to contribute to the success of the college.”
Professionally, Lisicki spent his 33-year career with Union Carbide, where he was a senior laboratory technician and site services coordinator. He was also a New Jersey real estate commissioner and an investigator for the state’s Weights and Measures Division.
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