INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A U.S. Army veteran from New Haven was elected as a national vice commander of the 2.4-million member American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization. David R. Hall took his oath of office during the American Legion’s 94th National Convention. A retired team leader for American Electric Power, he is a member of Smith Capehart Post 140 in New Haven and has held numerous leadership positions at the Legion’s post, state, and national levels. He previously served as The American Legion state commander for West Virginia and is a graduate of Point Pleasant High School. Hall enlisted in the Army and served in the infantry from 1968 to 1970. He joined The American Legion in 1985. He is married to Susan Hall and has two children, Stacie Pullins and David R. Hall Jr.
Hall will serve a one-year term in the Legion’s second-highest elective office. He is one of 12 national officers.