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 After obtaining a degree in criminology from  Indiana University of PA.  Dan earned his eligibility in the American Legion through his service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as an Infantry officer.  He served the majority of his service assigned to the 80th Division, USAR, separating at the rank of Captain.

Dan has been a member of the American Legion since 1982 and has spent the last 31 years serving Post 180 in Vienna, Virginia at all levels and remains active today, serving as the Post Judge Advocate and taking part in many fund-raising events.  His hard work and dedication to the American Legion was rewarded when in 1990, Post 180 honored him with a Life Membership; and then in 1998 when the Department of Virginia presented him with a PUFL membership.



 Dan owned and operated a construction management/general contracting firm for twenty years specializing in commercial, institutional and industrial construction and renovations.  In addition, he owned a retail gift and antique store for ten years.  Dan currently works for a general contracting firm in Falls Church, Virginia, as a Senior Project Manager specializing in church construction and renovation.



 Commander (1986-1988)
 Judge Advocate (last twenty years)
 Oratorical Chairman
 Corporation President (last twenty-one years)


Commander (1993-1994)
Senior Vice-Commander
Vice-Commander (3 years)
Judge Advocate
Baseball Commissioner (5 years)
Oratorical Chairman
SAL Advisor



 Commander (1999-2000)
Membership Chairman (4 years)
Internal Affairs Committee Chairman
Legion Riders Advisor
Americanism Committee
Boys State Board of Directors
Boys State Master of Ceremonies
Building Committee Chairman


Legislative Commission Chairman

National Security Commission Chairman

Economics Commission Chairman

Legislative Council Chairman

Aerospace Committee Chairman (4 years)

M & PA Committee Chairman (2 years) Note: Obtained 100% goal both years while serving as Chairman

Foreign Relations Council Vice-Chairman

Policy Coordination and Action Committee Member

Veteran’s Planning & Coordinating Committee Member

Legislative Council Member 1998-2000 & 2006-present



 Sons of the American Legion (26-year member)

Past Commanders and Adjutant’s Club—Virginia

Past Department Commander’s Club


Citizen’s Flag Alliance



AF & AM Masonic Lodge #307

Vienna Host Lions

Loyal Order of the Moose

Loyal Order of the Kentucky Colonels



 Presidential Appointee Federal Taskforce on SBA Hiring

Town of Vienna Vice-Mayor

Town of Vienna Town Councilman (3 terms)

Board of Architectural Review

Historic Vienna, Inc. Board of Directors

Vienna Host Lions Board of Directors

Masonic Lodge #307 Officer


Dan and his wife, Margaret, reside in Vienna, Virginia.  The Dellingers are truly an active American Legion Family with wife, Margaret, having served as Unit 180 President for four years, Seventeenth District President, Department President (2003-2004), National Executive Committee Woman (2004-2005), and at the National Level as National Vice-Chairman in Children and Youth, Legislative and National Security; daughter, Anne, is a 23-year member of Unit 180 and served the Department of Virginia’s juniors as Sergeant-at-Arms; and Dan’s son, Scott, is a 28-year member of Squadron 180 who, and in addition to serving the Squadron, also served the Detachment of Virginia as Vice-Commander, Chaplain, and  Sergeant-at-Arms.

"Building for Tomorrow - Today"