Dan Contreras, a U.S. Army veteran, and Past State Commander of the DAV California, currently serves as the CEO-Adjutant for DAV’s Department of California, where he’s been for over ten years. He has also served on the National Executive Committee and was elected to the board of the directors for the National Service Foundation in 2009, where he still serves today.
Mr. Contreras served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1996 as a combat medic and army nurse. Following his military service, he worked as a marketing director and case manager for Geriatric Services from 1993 to 1999. From 2000 to 2008, he worked as a DAV National Service Officer and Area Supervisor for the western region.
In addition to his various leadership and managerial positions within the national and state levels of the organization, he was also appointed to chair the California Mexican-American Veterans Memorial Committee by California Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown, He is married to his Minnesota sweetheart Teresa.
Why am I doing this?:
As a disabled veteran, I have been able to adapt to the game of golf. Along the way, the sport of golf has given me the opportunity to meet other veterans and non-veterans who may benefit from the information I can share about veterans benefits. Additionally, I am a member on the board for the DAV California Rehab Foundation and we have sponsored the PGA Hope program in our State. I commend the innovative way the program introduces and nurtures a relationship with the sport of golf and the veteran participants.