Rob Lougee, National Employment Director
Rob E. Lougee, a service-connected disabled veteran of the Persian Gulf War, was appointed National Employment Director for the more than 1 million-member DAV on April 1, 2022. From the DAV National Headquarters located in Erlanger, Kentucky, Mr. Lougee leads the organization’s job fair program to connect veterans and transitioning service members to employers, manages special employment initiatives and works with private and public sector entities to develop and build partnerships to address joblessness and underemployment.
A Boston native, Mr. Lougee enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1983 and served until 1992 in the First Armored and First Calvary Divisions, attaining the rank of specialist. His awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Medal with three bronze stars and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Mr. Lougee joined DAV’s professional staff as a National Service Officer Trainee in 1993. Three years later, he was promoted to National Service Officer Supervisor and served as a National Area Supervisor from 2002 to 2008 until an appointment to serve as Adjutant and Executive Director for the DAV Department of Colorado. Mr. Lougee returned to serving as a National Service Officer Supervisor and National Area Supervisor following more than a year in the Department of Colorado’s top post. He was appointed Assistant National Employment Director in 2016.
Mr. Lougee studied business at Central Texas College. He lives in Hebron, Kentucky, and is a life member of DAV Chapter 19 in Erlanger, Kentucky. He has a daughter, Amanda, living in Colorado.