Wisconsin Member Runs for National Chaplain

Michael Hert is a service-connected disabled Army veteran who served from 1976 to 2015. After enlisting, Hert served in the Medical Corps in West Germany until 1979.

After earning his degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, he began his career as a commissioned officer with the Wisconsin Army National Guard and finished his service as a civil affairs officer in the Army Reserve, with whom he was deployed five times after the attacks on 9/11.

Since becoming a member of DAV, Hert has served as the junior vice commander and commander of the Department of Wisconsin, as well as a leader and past commander of Chapter 17 in Oshkosh. A certified lay speaker within his church, Hert is an active member of his community as well as the local veteran community. He has spent the majority of his career working as a licensed professional counselor, working with substance abuse and mental health.

Hert is seeking election to national chaplain.

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