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  • HadIt.com Elder

The national commander of the DAV is a VA employee. The DAV sees nothing wrong with this. It is the VA inspector general that has a problem. The leadership of the VSO's uses these organizations as stepping stones to get good political jobs in government. Do you think they might sell us out for a bigger paycheck? These guys are standing in the way of veterans and not helping. They like things nice and cozy.

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This is exactly why I do not belong to the DAV, VFW, or American Legion. The DAV is my POA, currently, but as soon as my current claims are adjudicated, that will end. I am a life member of the PVA, but it was a freebie, unlike the others. However, had I known that Gordon Mansfield was in charge of it prior to taking the helm at the VA, I would not have joined them, either.

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This really concerns me as he will favor one side more than the other.

He really should either leave the VA position or leave the DAV position.

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I feel like these organizations like DAV are useless. If you can understand the rules and regs you don't need them. If you claim is so complex you can't handle it you can get a lawyer, so you don't need them then either. They remind me of AARP. They pretend to be advocates for a certain group, but have another agenda which is to take care of those who are insiders by selling out their membership.

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What does the Bible say " A man cannot serve two masters. Either he will love the one and hate the other. He will either serve God or Mammon (money)." I bet this guy serves money and his own career over the interests of vets. He probably promised many of his close associates that he would take them with him when he gets a really good political job. I don't remember voting for this shmuck. I am a life member of the DAV (big deal). I already asked for a refund of my dues but they said "no dice".

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