DENVER - Medically retired Army helicopter pilot Moses A. McIntosh Jr. of Augusta, Ga., was unanimously elected National Commander of the nearly 1.3 million-member DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Tuesday at the organization’s 94th National Convention.
“While there’s no guessing what the political process will determine for our men and women in uniform, it makes me sit up and take notice that our legacy of service to veterans and their families will continue. It must continue,” McIntosh told DAV members. “That’s why we exist. We still have men and women deployed in harm’s way and many will come home with their lives changed forever.”
McIntosh is a life member of Chapter 55, Covington, Ga., where he has served at the local level supporting DAV service initiatives. He was elected commander of the DAV Department of Georgia in 2007. He has served on the DAV National Executive and National Interim Membership Committees.
A native of Meridian, Ga., he enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school. Following an inter-service transfer to the U.S. Army in 1989, McIntosh attended warrant officer training as well as U.S. Army aviation flight training, which qualified him to pilot UH-1 and UH-60 assault helicopters.
He was medically retired at the rank of chief warrant officer in 1997. He is a service-connected disabled combat veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
McIntosh received a Master of Science in human resource management from Troy State University and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland and Louisiana Tech University.
His devotion to DAV and all of America’s injured and ill veterans and service members is what drew him to seek National Office.
“We’ve all been there before. DAV was there for us when many of us didn’t know where to turn,” he said. “Now, we owe it to those who brought us into the DAV family to ensure we’re reaching out to all veterans of all eras still today.”