John L. Margowski

Director At Large


John Margowski

John L. Margowski is a Director at Large on the VVA Board of Directors.

Margowski served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969–1974. After attaining the rank of Captain, he was honorably discharged in 1985.

He became a life member of VVA in 1987. He has served as Chapter 414’s treasurer, vice president, and president. Margowski was first elected to the National Board in 2005, and was VVA Region 6 director from 2011–2015. Margowski is now a member of Chapter 425 in Waukesha, Wis., and serves on its board.

He was appointed as Wisconsin State Council chief service officer in 1988. He serves on the Wisconsin State Council Toxic Exposures Team, and was a Wisconsin State Council vice president and State Council president from 1998–2002. Margowski was assistant Waukesha County veterans service officer from 1977–1986, and service officer for Waukesha County from 1986 until his retirement in 2009.

Margowski is also active with the American Legion, VFW, and Disabled American Veterans. He is a member of Amvets and Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1. He served on Sen. Herb Kohl’s U.S. Service Academies Screening Committee from 1992–2012, and has received numerous awards for his service.

Margowski is married to his wife, Barbara, and has three stepdaughters, a son, and six grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting, hunting, and bowling.

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