12/19/16: Congratulations to our distinguished confratello, Vincent Viola, a Knight of Merit in our Order, on his nomination today by the President-elect as Secretary-designate of the Army. No finer nor better candidate could have been proposed. He brings keen intelligence, a background in the military with recognized accomplishments and self made success in the world business and commerce. A proud son of Two Sicilies immigrants, he is the patriarch of a dutiful family of principled leaders in our country. We congratulate him and are overjoyed for our consorella, Dama Theresa Viola; our delegate, HE Cav. John Viola, confratello Cav. Michael Viola and Travis Viola and all other members of such a wonderful family. We are graced and blessed by their presence in our lives and our Order.