John L. Margowski

Director At Large


John Margowski

John L. Margowski has been a life member of VVA since 1987, and is active at the Chapter level, serving as Chapter Treasurer, Chapter Vice President and President of VVA Chapter 414.

John was elected to the National Board, as an At Large Director from 2005 to 2011 and was elected as the VVA Region 6 Director from 2011 until 2015. John is currently a member of chapter 425 and on its Board of Directors.

He was appointed as the Wisconsin State Council Chief Service Officer in 1988. He also serves on the Wisconsin State Council Toxic Exposures Team. He was a Wisconsin State Council Vice President the State Council President from 1998 to 2002.

Born and raised in Indiana, John served in the United States Air Force from 1969 until 1974, attaining the rank of Captain, and was Honorably Discharged in 1985.

John was the Assistant Waukesha County Veterans Service Officer from 1977 to 1986, and was appointed as Service Officer for Waukesha County from 1986 until his retirement in 2009. He has served veterans for over 30 years.

John is active in many veterans organizations, and is a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans of America, having held numerous offices within these organizations. He is a member of AmVets and Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 1.

He served on Senator Herb Kohl’s United States Service Academies Screening Committee from 1992 through 2012. Moreover, John has received numerous awards for his service to veterans.

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