David Hilliard was elected Commander of
The American Legion Department of Ohio at
the 96th Annual Department Convention in
Dave has been a member of Post 274 in
Steubenville for 25 years and earned his
eligibility by serving in the United
States Army. Through his leadership as
Post Commander, the membership increased
85%. A retired Command Sergeant Major,
Dave completed 27 years of service with
three tours of duty in Vietnam. A Combat
Medic, he is a decorated war veteran.
He has served five terms as Post
Commander. He also served as SAL Advisor.
Dave also worked as The Great Tenth
District Commander, Finance Officer, Gifts
for Yanks Chairman, Task Force and Finance
Committees Member, Assistant Judge
Advocate, and was appointed to the
National Americanism Council.
Dave's responsibilities also included
serving as Jefferson County Council
Commander, Sergeant-At-Arms, 2nd Vice
Commander, Judge Advocate and Boys State
He is a lifetime member of the AMVETS
and DAV; is a member of the VFW #2716, and
Voiture #273 of the 40/8.
Dave obtained a BA Degree in Business
from Columbia College, is a graduate of
the Sergeant Major Academy, and has
completed The American Legion Extension
He has four children, seven
grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Dave has a son currently serving in the
United States Navy based in Whidbey