At-Large Director

Dave Simmons

At-Large Director

It has been a privilege to serve on the VVA National Board of Directors for the past four years, and I am asking the membership to allow me one more term as an At- Large Board Member.

 

As a combat veteran, I served in the Army in Vietnam from 1969-70, first with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in a Mortar & Recon Platoon, and I was later assigned to the 71st Helicopter Company.

 

One of my most recent and rewarding experiences has been to help the National United Mine Workers of America to establish a program within their national union organization that guides their membership with information on the benefits available for their veteran members.

 

I have spent my time and energy working for veterans and their families. While I belong to numerous veterans organizations and continue to work with my local and state Veterans Assistance Programs as the seven-term President of the West Virginia State Council of VVA, I have devoted the bulk of my time to VVA.

 

I have served as the National Chairman of the Veterans Against Drugs Committee for the past sixteen years, and I have also served as a member of the Minority Affairs, Veterans Incarcerated, and Government Affairs Committees.

It has been a privilege to serve on the VVA National Board of Directors for the past four years, and I am asking the membership to allow me one more term as an At- Large Board Member.

 

As a combat veteran, I served in the Army in Vietnam from 1969-70, first with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in a Mortar & Recon Platoon, and I was later assigned to the 71st Helicopter Company.

 

One of my most recent and rewarding experiences has been to help the National United Mine Workers of America to establish a program within their national union organization that guides their membership with information on the benefits available for their veteran members.

 

I have spent my time and energy working for veterans and their families. While I belong to numerous veterans organizations and continue to work with my local and state Veterans Assistance Programs as the seven-term President of the West Virginia State Council of VVA, I have devoted the bulk of my time to VVA.

 

I have served as the National Chairman of the Veterans Against Drugs Committee for the past sixteen years, and I have also served as a member of the Minority Affairs, Veterans Incarcerated, and Government Affairs Committees.