Region 5 Director

John H. Riling III

Region 5 Director

My name is John H. Riling III and I’m running for the position of Region 5 Director. I joined Vietnam Veterans of America in February 1986. I am a life member of Chapter 528. I want to lead Region 5 down a proud and positive path. I plan to visit, attend, and maybe even participate in state council meetings of each state. I will proudly represent Region 5 at all the events I attend. Good communication and transparency on all levels of VVA are vital at this stage of our organization.

 

I’ve been involved in VVA at all levels: chapter, state, and national. I’m currently in my seventh year as President of the Michigan State Council. I serve on the Veterans Benefits Committee on the National level and I’m the Director of the Michigan Service Officer Program.

 

As stated, I’m a VVA lifer and I want VVA’s legacy to continue long after I’m called home. All the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve put into this great organization must not die nor be forgotten. Our legislative achievements must continue to transition into future veteran-friendly laws and regulations.

 

On a personal level, I’m married to my beautiful wife Debby. I have three grown children and eight grandchildren. I retired from Wayne County Community College in September 2010. I enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from July of 1968 to July of 1971. My tour of Vietnam was with 18th Military Police Brigade from August 1970 to July 1971.

My name is John H. Riling III and I’m running for the position of Region 5 Director. I joined Vietnam Veterans of America in February 1986. I am a life member of Chapter 528. I want to lead Region 5 down a proud and positive path. I plan to visit, attend, and maybe even participate in state council meetings of each state. I will proudly represent Region 5 at all the events I attend. Good communication and transparency on all levels of VVA are vital at this stage of our organization.

 

I’ve been involved in VVA at all levels: chapter, state, and national. I’m currently in my seventh year as President of the Michigan State Council. I serve on the Veterans Benefits Committee on the National level and I’m the Director of the Michigan Service Officer Program.

 

As stated, I’m a VVA lifer and I want VVA’s legacy to continue long after I’m called home. All the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve put into this great organization must not die nor be forgotten. Our legislative achievements must continue to transition into future veteran-friendly laws and regulations.

 

On a personal level, I’m married to my beautiful wife Debby. I have three grown children and eight grandchildren. I retired from Wayne County Community College in September 2010. I enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from July of 1968 to July of 1971. My tour of Vietnam was with 18th Military Police Brigade from August 1970 to July 1971.