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 2018–19

  • National Commander Dennis R. Nixon, Texas
  • Sr. Vice Commander Stephen Whitehead, Minnesota
  • 1st. Jr. Vice Commander Donald Day, New York
  • 2nd Jr. Vice Commander Andrew Marshall, Florida
  • 3rd Jr. Vice Commander Joseph Parsetich, Montana
  • 4th Jr. Vice Commander Nancy G. Espinosa, Utah
  • Past National Commander Delphine Metcalf-Foster, California
  • NEC 1st Coleman Francis Nee, Massachusetts
  • NEC 2nd District Keith A. Robinson., New York
  • NEC 3rd District Robert A. Nicodemus, New Hampshire
  • NEC 4th District Benjamin G. Flynn, Delaware
  • NEC 5th District Samuel Blow, Jr., Pennsylvania
  • NEC 6th District Robert D. Cox, Virginia
  • NEC 7th District John C. Raber, Florida
  • NEC 8th District Jerry L. Bratton, Mississippi
  • NEC 9th District Tincie M. Lynch, Georgia
  • NEC 10th District James R. Dempsey, Michigan
  • NEC 11th District David C. Utterling, Ohio
  • NEC 12th District Kevin J. Walkowski, Wisconsin
  • NEC 13th District George Hall, Kentucky
  • NEC 14th District Warren Tobin, North Dakota
  • NEC 15th District Jim Shuey, Nebraska
  • NEC 16th District Kirk H. Johnson, California
  • NEC 17th District Paul W. Jackson, Colorado
  • NEC 18th District Julian V. Crawford, Hawaii
  • NEC 19th District Harvey E. Dixon, Idaho
  • NEC 20th District Thomas Parker, Texas
  • NEC 21st District Danny Oliver, Oklahoma

DAV Board of Directors 2018–19

  • Chairman Delphine Metcalf-Foster, California
  • Vice-Chairman, Steven Whitehead, Minnesota
  • Secretary J. Marc Burgess, Kentucky
  • Treasurer Jim Shuey, Nebraska
  • Director Coleman Francis Nee, Massachusetts
  • Director Robert D. Cox, Virginia
  • Director Kevin J. Walkowski, Wisconsin
  • Advisor Dennis R. Nixon, Texas
  • Advisor Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota

National Judge Advocate 2018–19

  • Michael E. Dobmeier, North Dakota

National Chaplain 2018–19

  • Michael Dover, Georgia