Treasurer

Jacob (Jake) M. Barsottini

Treasurer

Jake Barsottini, MSgt USAF Retired, was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., April 30th, 1952. He married Pamela Patterson and has three children and three grandchildren. Jake enlisted on May 1, 1970, into the USAF Reserves delayed enlistment program while attending Slippery Rock University. Jake entered active duty August 11, 1971. His Primary ASFC was Comptroller, Accounting & Finance, and he retired as a Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer and Comptroller Superintendent with AFSC 67299. Jake obtained a secondary AFSC Security Police Law Enforcement W81172 and qualified as expert marksman with three different weapons.

Later in his career he deployed with USAF Special Service Teams and Stateside served on Emergency Service Units. Jake obtained degrees in Human Resource Management, Financial Management, and Business Law. He graduated from the Community College of the Air Force, The Jr. NCO Leadership School, the NCO Leadership School, and Sr. NCO Academy. He taught effective writing as a Squadron Instructor and Historian.

Jake’s Major Decorations include three AF Meritorious Service Medals (one for his contributions to Operation Just Cause and Desert Storm), two AF Commendation Medals, the AF Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and five Good Conduct Medals. His personal Awards include Wing and Strategic Air Command Airman of the Year, USAFE NCO of the Year, and numerous quarterly awards. Jake retired from the USAF September 1, 1991, at Grissom AFB IN as Deputy Accounting & Finance Officer and Comptroller Superintendent.

Jake’s overseas assignments include TDY with 16th Special Operations Command in Ubon, Thailand, 1972/73; Aviano, Italy, 1978; Decimomannu Air Base, Italy, 1979; 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, Bitburg AB, Germany, 1983-87; TDY Beriut, Lebanon, 1983; Panama Operation Just Cause, 1989; Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990-1991. MSgt Barsottini currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Veterans Assistance Fund, a

501(c)3, Treasurer of VVA Pennsylvania State Council, Treasurer of VVA Chapter 862, Member of VVA National Finance Committee, VVA National Working Group I, and BOD Veterans Health Council of America.

Jake has assisted other states and chapters with the formation of their own 501(c) 3’s, and he incorporated the Veterans Health Council of America, Inc., as well as converting the Associates of Vietnam Veterans from a 501(c)4 to a 501(c)3 for which he received the AVVA Commendation Medal. Jake is a Life Member VVA, DAV, VFW, American Legion, Air Force Sergeants Association (former chapter president), and the American Society of Military Comptrollers.

I will bring business and non-profit experience to the already excellent VVA organization. I will work for our membership as a strong experienced Treasurer. After retirement MSgt Barsottini was employed for five years as Business Manager for Ron Lewis Automotive Group and later Caputo Insurance, Inc., where he was a licensed agent in 22 states as well as its sister company, EmployShare, Inc., as VP and COO. EmployShare specializes in Payroll Services, HR, Employment Law and business consulting. Jake held licenses in Property, Casualty, Surplus lines, Life and Annuities.

Jake Barsottini, MSgt USAF Retired, was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., April 30th, 1952. He married Pamela Patterson and has three children and three grandchildren. Jake enlisted on May 1, 1970, into the USAF Reserves delayed enlistment program while attending Slippery Rock University. Jake entered active duty August 11, 1971. His Primary ASFC was Comptroller, Accounting & Finance, and he retired as a Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer and Comptroller Superintendent with AFSC 67299. Jake obtained a secondary AFSC Security Police Law Enforcement W81172 and qualified as expert marksman with three different weapons.

Later in his career he deployed with USAF Special Service Teams and Stateside served on Emergency Service Units. Jake obtained degrees in Human Resource Management, Financial Management, and Business Law. He graduated from the Community College of the Air Force, The Jr. NCO Leadership School, the NCO Leadership School, and Sr. NCO Academy. He taught effective writing as a Squadron Instructor and Historian.

Jake’s Major Decorations include three AF Meritorious Service Medals (one for his contributions to Operation Just Cause and Desert Storm), two AF Commendation Medals, the AF Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and five Good Conduct Medals. His personal Awards include Wing and Strategic Air Command Airman of the Year, USAFE NCO of the Year, and numerous quarterly awards. Jake retired from the USAF September 1, 1991, at Grissom AFB IN as Deputy Accounting & Finance Officer and Comptroller Superintendent.

Jake’s overseas assignments include TDY with 16th Special Operations Command in Ubon, Thailand, 1972/73; Aviano, Italy, 1978; Decimomannu Air Base, Italy, 1979; 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, Bitburg AB, Germany, 1983-87; TDY Beriut, Lebanon, 1983; Panama Operation Just Cause, 1989; Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990-1991. MSgt Barsottini currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Veterans Assistance Fund, a

501(c)3, Treasurer of VVA Pennsylvania State Council, Treasurer of VVA Chapter 862, Member of VVA National Finance Committee, VVA National Working Group I, and BOD Veterans Health Council of America.

Jake has assisted other states and chapters with the formation of their own 501(c) 3’s, and he incorporated the Veterans Health Council of America, Inc., as well as converting the Associates of Vietnam Veterans from a 501(c)4 to a 501(c)3 for which he received the AVVA Commendation Medal. Jake is a Life Member VVA, DAV, VFW, American Legion, Air Force Sergeants Association (former chapter president), and the American Society of Military Comptrollers.

I will bring business and non-profit experience to the already excellent VVA organization. I will work for our membership as a strong experienced Treasurer. After retirement MSgt Barsottini was employed for five years as Business Manager for Ron Lewis Automotive Group and later Caputo Insurance, Inc., where he was a licensed agent in 22 states as well as its sister company, EmployShare, Inc., as VP and COO. EmployShare specializes in Payroll Services, HR, Employment Law and business consulting. Jake held licenses in Property, Casualty, Surplus lines, Life and Annuities.