Nancy Espinosa, a service-connected disabled veteran of the Army, Reserve and National Guard, was unanimously elected as national commander for the more than 1 million-member DAV at the organization’s 2023 national convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey and was elected to the board of directors of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation.
Espinosa was a member of the Army Reserve from 1975 until becoming an active-duty soldier in 1985. After four years of active service, she joined the New Mexico Army National Guard, serving until her honorable discharge in 1990.
Upon leaving military service, Espinosa joined DAV. Currently a member of Chapter 14 in Layton, Utah, she is the Department of Utah adjutant and also served as past department commander and chairman of the department’s finance committee.
She is an active member of DAV’s Commanders and Adjutants Association and a commissioner on the Utah Legislative Veterans and Military Affairs Commission.
Espinosa was awarded the Bonnie Anderson Award for Outstanding Service in 2014 by the DAV Department of Utah.
She resides in Kaysville, Utah, and is the proud mother of two grown sons.