William (Bill) Musgrave of Alto Pass has been elected state commander of the Disabled American Veterans, DAV, in Illinois.
Musgrave's election came on June 15 during the organizations state convention at Springfield.
He moves into the state's top DAV position after serving two years as senior vice commander and two years as junior vice commander.
The organization has 26,000 members and 36 chapters in the state.
Musgrave is now scheduled to go to Cincinnati for training with other state commanders from throughout the nation. Later in the summer he will attend the DAV national convention in Las Vegas. Early next year he is scheduled to meet in Washington with Illinois legislators to discuss veterans' concerns.
During his year as commander, Musgrave plans on attending chapter meetings throughout Illinois, visiting all four veterans' homes in the state, and going to as many VA hospitals as possible.
Musgrave is an Army veteran who served in Vietnam. Besides his DAV membership, he belongs to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America.