2016_DAVStructure_PhotoDAV 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 2017–18

  • National Commander Delphine Metcalf-Foster, California
  • Sr. Vice Commander Dennis R. Nixon, Texas
  • 1st. Jr. Vice Commander Stephen Whitehead, Minnesota
  • 2nd Jr. Vice Commander Donald Day, New York
  • 3rd Jr. Vice Commander Andrew Marshall, Florida
  • 4th Jr. Vice Commander Joseph Parsetich, Montana
  • National Judge Advocate Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota
  • National Chaplain Michael Dover, Georgia
  • Past National Commander David W. Riley, Alabama
  • NEC 1st Coleman Francis Nee, Massachusetts
  • NEC 2nd District Chester Wisnesky, Jr., New York
  • NEC 3rd District Robert A. Nicodemus, New Hampshire
  • NEC 4th District James M. Kopley, New Jersey
  • NEC 5th District Samuel Blow, Jr., Pennsylvania
  • NEC 6th District Idalis M. Marquez, Puerto Rico
  • NEC 7th District John C. Raber, Florida
  • NEC 8th District Johnnie Carver, Tennessee
  • NEC 9th District Tincie M. Lynch, Georgia
  • NEC 10th District James R. Dempsey, Michigan
  • NEC 11th District David C. Utterling, Ohio
  • NEC 12th District Alfred C. Reynolds, Illinois
  • NEC 13th District George Hall, Kentucky
  • NEC 14th District David P. Valtinson, Minnesota
  • NEC 15th District Jim Shuey, Nebraska
  • NEC 16th District Michael Steinbaugh, California
  • NEC 17th District Paul W. Jackson, Colorado
  • NEC 18th District Richard Walker Jr., Nevada
  • NEC 19th District Harvey E. Dixon, Idaho
  • NEC 20th District Percy Spence, III., Texas
  • NEC 21st District Danny Oliver, Oklahoma

DAV Board of Directors 2017–18

  • Chairman David W. Riley, Alabama
  • Vice-Chairman, Dennis R. Nixon, Texas
  • Secretary J. Marc Burgess, Kentucky
  • Treasurer Alfred C. Reynolds, Illinois
  • Director Coleman Francis Nee, Massachusetts
  • Director Jim Shuey, Nebraska
  • Director Idalis M. Marquez, Puerto Rico
  • Advisor Delphine Metcalf-Foster, California
  • Advisor Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota