About_DAV_TopImageA Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors.

DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

With almost 1,300 chapters and 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keep the promises made to them.

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