David C Green
State Adjutant - Army

 

     David Green is a Wisconsin native, growing up in the Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells area.  Growing up, he was very influenced by family friends that were WWII, Korea and Viet Nam veterans.  He remembers feeling a personal sense of duty after two military events took place, Grenada and the Beirut Marine Barracks bombing where a high school classmate was killed, so he joined the Army.

     After six years as an enlisted infantryman in the U. S. Army during the Cold War, David was commissioned through ROTC as a military intelligence officer, branch-detailed to the infantry for four more years.  As an intelligence officer, he served as the 4-64 Armor S-2 during OPERATION DESERT FOX. His most memorable and favorite time in the Army was the 18 months he served as a company commander. David rounded out his career on staffs training the Reserve and National Guard units in First Army that had missions in Kosovo, Iraq or Afghanistan. He was involved in the organizational change from training conventional military operations to the many Unified Land Operations at the tactical level.

     David’s family is represented in all branches of the U.S. military.  His father was on active duty in the Navy and Army during the Korean War; his only sister was a Russian linguist in the Air Force and his youngest brother of two was a Marine Reservist.

     Upon retirement, David continued serving six years as a civilian, training US forces’ staffs for the Kosovo Forces mission, and performing counterinsurgency training for forces deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Kuwait and Afghanistan are very familiar to him, with 2009-2012 spent in those countries training US and coalition forces and as the Deputy Program Manager of 22 training contracts guiding the Afghanistan Army and Police to take over security of their country.

     A member of Cleary-Krech VFW Post 1707 in Portage, David feels fortunate and grateful to be the Adjutant for the Department of Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving with very competent and caring individuals at the local and state level that are advocates for veterans and their families. He looks forward to the future and is very proud and honored to be a part of the Wisconsin VFW family.