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Name: James Ross
Term End Date: 10/1/2018
James (Jim) Ross
Service Branch: U. S. Army, Maryland, Indiana and South Dakota Army National Guard
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
Name: Lori Vosika
City: Hot Springs
Term End Date: 10/30/2019
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
City: Sioux Falls
Term End Date: 10/1/2020
1321 E. 4th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
U.S. Army (Spec. 4/E-4)
DATE ENTERED: 28 August 1967
DATE DISCHARGED: 17 January 1969
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.
American Legion – 1977
Disabled American Veterans – 1987
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary – 1994
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POSITIONS ELECTED OR APPOINTED (NATIONAL, STATE, OR LOCAL):
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of South Dakota: Depart
Name: Kella With Horn
Position: Vice Chair
Term End Date: 10/1/2021
Kella With Horn
Service Branch: U. S. Army
Period of Service, Ranks and Combat Stations:
1986-1994 – U.S. Army (75C Personnel Management Specialist)
• 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
Term End Date: 10/1/2022
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)
Vietnam Service – 9th Infantry Division
Miscellaneous: Native American Veteran Association Member
VA’s American Indian Veteran’s Advisory Council Member
Name: Brooks Schild
City: Yankton SD
Term End Date: 10/1/2023
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