Member Information
Name:  James Ross
Position:  
City:  Whitewood
Term End Date:  10/1/2018
Biography:
James (Jim) Ross Service Branch: U. S. Army, Maryland, Indiana and South Dakota Army National Guard Rank: Colonel Period of Service: Active duty with the U.S. Army from 1973-1975 as a medic in the 1st INF DIV. Entered the Army National Guard in 1979. Received appointment as 2LT in July 1980 (OCS Class 24, SDARNG). Military assignments include Medical MSC officer 1/147th FA, Medical MSC officer Co B, 2nd Spec Forces Group, Clearing Platoon Ldr with 113 Med BN, XO 842nd Eng Co, Commander 155th Eng Co, S-2/S-3 Officer 109th Engineer BN, JFHQ NBC Officer, 109th Engineer BN Executive Officer, JFHQ Soldier Readiness Officer, 196th RTI GS BN Commander, 196th OCS Battalion Commander, and 196th Regimental Commander. Retired from Army National Guard with 36 years of service Major Awards and Decorations: Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster) Meritorious Service Medal (Selective Service System), Army Commendation Medal 2nd Award Army Achievement
Name:  Lori Vosika
Position:  Chair
City:  Hot Springs
Term End Date:  10/30/2019
Biography:
Lori Vosika, MSW, CSW-PIP Master in Social Work from George Warren Brown May 1991 graduating cum laude starting my AF/Social Work career joining during 1st Desert Storm commissioning out of graduate school. 22yrs Air Force Mental Health Officer spending first five years of career on active duty and since 1996 served in the Air Force Reserves. While in Air Force Reserve, Vosika returned to Active Duty five times since 9/11 spending tours at Ellsworth AFB, Malstrom AFB and Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan serving service members from all branches and their families in their pre and post deployment reintegration needs. Retired Dec 31, 2013 as Lt Col. Vosika has worked at the VA Black Hills Health Care System since 1996 where she has held various Social Work positions including work in substance abuse and PTSD; acute medicine and has been in current position as OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager since 2009.
Name:  Helen Parr
Position:  
City:  Sioux Falls
Term End Date:  10/1/2020
Biography:
Helen Parr Helen Parr 1321 E. 4th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57103 605-332-9432 SERVICE RECORD: U.S. Army (Spec. 4/E-4) DATE ENTERED: 28 August 1967 DATE DISCHARGED: 17 January 1969 SERVICE AREAS: Trained as medic at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Stationed at William Beaumont General Army Hospital (Receptionist in Emergency Room) in El Paso, Texas. DECORATIONS AND OTHER AWARDS WHILE IN THE MILITARY: National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS: American Legion – 1977 Disabled American Veterans – 1987 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary – 1994 40et8 - 2014 POSITIONS ELECTED OR APPOINTED (NATIONAL, STATE, OR LOCAL): Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of South Dakota: Depart
Name:  Kella With Horn
Position:  Vice Chair
City:  Aberdeen
Term End Date:  10/1/2021
Biography:
Kella With Horn Service Branch: U. S. Army Period of Service, Ranks and Combat Stations: 1986-1994 – U.S. Army (75C Personnel Management Specialist) Miscellaneous: • Graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 2000 • Earned Masters of Management from the University of Phoenix in 2007 • Member of the Lakota Women Warriors color guard.
Name:  Daryl Russell
Position:  
City:  Aberdeen
Term End Date:  10/1/2022
Biography:
Service Branch: U. S. Army and South Dakota National Guard Period of Service, Ranks and Combat Stations: 1984-1987 – U.S. Army Reserved (MSG Retired) 1969-1984 – SD National Guard 1967-1969 – U.S. Army (Infantry) JAG Admin Vietnam Service – 9th Infantry Division Miscellaneous: Native American Veteran Association Member VA’s American Indian Veteran’s Advisory Council Member
Name:  Brooks Schild
Position:  
City:  Yankton SD
Term End Date:  10/1/2023
Biography:
Brooks Schild Joined Combat Support Company of the 1st BN, 168th Infantry, Iowa Army National Guard, Council Bluffs, IA in January, 1990. Schild left the IARNG in 2000 and moved with his family to Yankton. In 2005, he joined Charlie Battery, 1-147th FA in Yankton as a MLRS section chief. He deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2005 and then deployed to Kuwait in 2009. He transferred to the 2nd Bn, 196th RTI in 2012 and in April, 2014, Schild was selected as 1SG of Bravo Battery, 1-147th FA in Yankton where he served until his recent appointment as the Area Operations Sergeant of Headquarters Company, 196th Maneuver Enhanced Brigade in Sioux Falls. Brooks Schild, a science teacher at Yankton Middle School, has been married to his wife Joan for nearly 34 years. They have three children and one granddaughter. Military Awards: Recipient of the Order of Saint Barbara, Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Meritorious Service Medal (1), Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation ribbon, Coast Guard