A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.

DAV advocates for those men and women who defend the American way of life, and our leadership structure reflects that. Since our founding, our National Commander has been democratically elected by our member veterans. That tradition ensures that the DAV will always put service for America’s veterans first.

DAV Executive Committee 2015–16

  • National Commander Moses A. McIntosh Jr., Georgia
  • Sr. Vice Commander David W. Riley, Alabama
  • 1st. Jr. Vice Commander Delphine Metcalf-Foster, California
  • 2nd Jr. Vice Commander Dennis R. Nixon, Texas
  • 3rd Jr. Vice Commander Harmon L. Evans, South Carolina
  • 4th Jr. Vice Commander Stephen Whitehead, Minnesota
  • National Judge Advocate Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota
  • National Chaplain Michael Dover, Georgia
  • Past National Commander Ron F. Hope, North Carolina
  • NEC 1st Daniel P. Stack, Massachusetts
  • NEC 2nd District Robert J. Finnerty, New York
  • NEC 3rd District Richard Fournier, Maine
  • NEC 4th District Timothy J. Kelly, Connecticut
  • NEC 5th District Lawrence F. Kelly, Pennsylvania
  • NEC 6th District Bennie Harris, Jr., DC
  • NEC 7th District Richard L. Tolfa, Florida
  • NEC 8th District Kevin A. Wenthe, Louisiana
  • NEC 9th District Cleveland Bryant, Jr., North Carolina
  • NEC 10th District Rolly D. Lee, Sr., Michigan
  • NEC 11th District Robert Bertschy, Ohio
  • NEC 12th District Rodney Helgeson, Wisconsin
  • NEC 13th District Tom P. Bratcher, Indiana
  • NEC 14th District Joe Parsetich, Montana
  • NEC 15th District Kimberly R. Tatham, Missouri
  • NEC 16th District Daniel Contreras, California
  • NEC 17th District Frank Maughan, Utah
  • NEC 18th District Johnny N. Stewart, Arizona
  • NEC 19th District Sarah J. Royse, Oregon
  • NEC 20th District Theresa Johniken, Texas
  • NEC 21st District Charles D. Stake, Arkansas

DAV Board of Directors 2015–16

  • Chairman Ron F. Hope, North Carolina
  • Vice-Chairman, David W. Riley, Alabama
  • Secretary J. Marc Burgess, Kentucky
  • Treasurer Rolly D. Lee, Sr., Michigan
  • Director Frank Maughan, Utah
  • Director Johnny N. Stewart, Arizona
  • Director Richard L. Tolfa, Florida
  • Advisor Moses A. McIntosh, Jr., Georgia
  • Advisor Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota