A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

DAV 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 2014–15

  • National Commander Ron F. Hope, North Carolina
  • Sr. Vice Commander Moses A. McIntosh Jr., Georgia
  • 1st. Jr. Vice Commander David W. Riley, Alabama
  • 2nd Jr. Vice Commander Delphine Metcalf-Foster, California
  • 3rd Jr. Vice Commander Dennis L. Krulder, New York
  • 4th Jr. Vice Commander Brigitte Marker, Oregon
  • National Judge Advocate Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota
  • National Chaplain Michael Dover, Georgia
  • Past National Commander Joseph W. Johnston, Ohio
  • NEC 1st John V. Hogan, Massachusetts
  • NEC 2nd District Robert J. Finnerty, New York
  • NEC 3rd District Ron Reilly, New Hampsire
  • NEC 4th District Timothy J. Kelly, Connecticut
  • NEC 5th District Albert Burlikowski, Pennsylvania
  • NEC 6th District Bennie Harris, Jr., DC
  • NEC 7th District John E. Markiewicz, Florida
  • NEC 8th District Kevin A. Wenthe, Louisiana
  • NEC 9th District Harmon L. Evans, South Carolina
  • NEC 10th District Rolly D. Lee, Sr., Michigan
  • NEC 11th District Herman W. Morton, Ohio
  • NEC 12th District Rodney Helgeson, Wisconsin
  • NEC 13th District James S. Huff, Kentucky
  • NEC 14th District Joe Parsetich, Montana
  • NEC 15th District David W. Brader, Kansas
  • NEC 16th District Daniel Contreras, California
  • NEC 17th District Gary Lucus, Wyoming
  • NEC 18th District Johnny N. Stewart, Arizona
  • NEC 19th District Fay A. Lyon, Washington
  • NEC 20th District Theresa Johniken, Texas
  • NEC 21st District Danny Oliver, Oklahoma

DAV Board of Directors 2014–15

  • Chairman Joseph W. Johnston, Ohio
  • Vice-Chairman, Moses A. McIntosh, Jr., Georgia
  • Secretary J. Marc Burgess, Kentucky
  • Treasurer Gary Lucus, Wyoming
  • Director Danny Oliver, Oklahoma
  • Director Johnny N. Stewart, Arizona
  • Director Rolly D. Lee, Sr., Michigan
  • Advisor Ron F. Hope, North Carolina
  • Advisor Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota