At-Large Director

Richard Lindbeck

At-Large Director

Richard W. Lindbeck served in the U.S. Air Force (1963-67) and was Honorably Discharged in 1969. Lindbeck’s service was in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) at two bases in the U.S. and one base in Vietnam –Tan Son Nhut AFB. Following his military service, he served twenty-nine

(29) years in the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP), more than one-third as a Sergeant. Lindbeck provided security and supervision for three National Governors Conferences and all presidential visits to southeastern Wisconsin (1985-1998) which included liaising with the Secret Service. Notable achievements in the WSP included the creation and implementation of specialized training programs and serving as a WSP Academy Instructor: Armorers Program; Officer Survival Program; Drug Interdiction; Firearms; Firearms Instructor Development; Dignitary Protection; Diplomatic Immunity; and Accident Investigation. Lindbeck was instrumental in starting an Emergency Response Team, during which he was trained as a counter-sniper.

 

As a Life Member of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) since 1991, Lindbeck has been an active member in his VVA Chapter 448, including being elected as Treasurer. While serving as a delegate to the Wisconsin State Council (WSC), Richard served as the WSC Secretary of the Membership Committee, was appointed and served four (4) years as the WSC Sergeant-At­ Arms, represented VVA WSC at VVA Region 6 Conferences, attended VVA Leadership Conferences, and served as a Wisconsin delegate to VVA Conventions since 2001- l0th National Convention. Richard ran for and was elected as President of VVA WSC and has served, with distinction for the past eleven (11) years. During his tenure as WSC President, he assisted in starting two (2) new VVA Chapters in Wisconsin.

Concurrent with his other duties, Richard has been an active member of the WSC Toxic Exposure (formerly Agent Orange) Committee and TEAM Wisconsin, which facilitates Toxic Exposure Town Hall Meetings in Wisconsin, parts of VVA Region 6, and at the VVA Leadership Conference held in Kansas.

Richard has been an active member of the VVA Council of State Council Presidents (CSCP) for eleven (11) years where he has served as a member, Second Vice-Chair, First Vice-Chair, and Interim Secretary. Additionally, Richard was appointed by VVA President John Rowan as the Credentials Chair for the 2017 (New Orleans), 2019 (Spokane), and 2021 (Greensboro) National VVA Conventions.

Lindbeck’s commitment to veterans is not only reflected in his actions within VVA, the WSC, and his local VVA Chapter, but to the veterans he has assisted by serving on two veterans foundations, specifically the Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc., and the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc., where he served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and President, respectively.

Also, Richard’s numerous activities at the local, county, and state levels have not diminished his commitment to veterans. Richard remains committed to his brothers and sisters in arms as an active member in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), 40et8, Air Force Security Forces Association, Vietnam Security Police Association, Tan Son Nhut Association, and 377 Security Police Association.

 

Richard W. Lindbeck served in the U.S. Air Force (1963-67) and was Honorably Discharged in 1969. Lindbeck’s service was in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) at two bases in the U.S. and one base in Vietnam –Tan Son Nhut AFB. Following his military service, he served twenty-nine

(29) years in the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP), more than one-third as a Sergeant. Lindbeck provided security and supervision for three National Governors Conferences and all presidential visits to southeastern Wisconsin (1985-1998) which included liaising with the Secret Service. Notable achievements in the WSP included the creation and implementation of specialized training programs and serving as a WSP Academy Instructor: Armorers Program; Officer Survival Program; Drug Interdiction; Firearms; Firearms Instructor Development; Dignitary Protection; Diplomatic Immunity; and Accident Investigation. Lindbeck was instrumental in starting an Emergency Response Team, during which he was trained as a counter-sniper.

 

As a Life Member of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) since 1991, Lindbeck has been an active member in his VVA Chapter 448, including being elected as Treasurer. While serving as a delegate to the Wisconsin State Council (WSC), Richard served as the WSC Secretary of the Membership Committee, was appointed and served four (4) years as the WSC Sergeant-At­ Arms, represented VVA WSC at VVA Region 6 Conferences, attended VVA Leadership Conferences, and served as a Wisconsin delegate to VVA Conventions since 2001- l0th National Convention. Richard ran for and was elected as President of VVA WSC and has served, with distinction for the past eleven (11) years. During his tenure as WSC President, he assisted in starting two (2) new VVA Chapters in Wisconsin.

Concurrent with his other duties, Richard has been an active member of the WSC Toxic Exposure (formerly Agent Orange) Committee and TEAM Wisconsin, which facilitates Toxic Exposure Town Hall Meetings in Wisconsin, parts of VVA Region 6, and at the VVA Leadership Conference held in Kansas.

Richard has been an active member of the VVA Council of State Council Presidents (CSCP) for eleven (11) years where he has served as a member, Second Vice-Chair, First Vice-Chair, and Interim Secretary. Additionally, Richard was appointed by VVA President John Rowan as the Credentials Chair for the 2017 (New Orleans), 2019 (Spokane), and 2021 (Greensboro) National VVA Conventions.

Lindbeck’s commitment to veterans is not only reflected in his actions within VVA, the WSC, and his local VVA Chapter, but to the veterans he has assisted by serving on two veterans foundations, specifically the Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc., and the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc., where he served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and President, respectively.

Also, Richard’s numerous activities at the local, county, and state levels have not diminished his commitment to veterans. Richard remains committed to his brothers and sisters in arms as an active member in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), 40et8, Air Force Security Forces Association, Vietnam Security Police Association, Tan Son Nhut Association, and 377 Security Police Association.