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The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Roy E. Spicer

Mr. Spicer a Director of the Executive Board of The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.  He is the Supervisor of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Appeals Office located in Washington, DC. He provides principle supervision and managerial oversite for 14 DAV National Appeals Officers and support staff engaged in the free professional representation of appellants before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.  Mr. Spicer is admitted to the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims as a Non-Attorney Practitioner.  Mr. Spicer is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee. He entered the military service in 1968. He served in Vietnam with the United States Army as leader of a Recon Team until serious combat wounds led to disability retirement.  

He is the recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge, two Purple Heart Medals, the Bronze Star with “V” device, the Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, the Air Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, the Parachutist Badge and two Presidential Unit Citations.  Following military disability retirement, Mr. Spicer entered the DAV National Service Program in 1971. He trained in the Louisville, Kentucky National Service Office, while studying at the University of Louisville.  He was assigned as an Associate National Service Office at the Veterans Benefit Office in Washington, DC in 1972. He was promoted to Assistant Supervisor of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania National Service Office in 1973 and later promoted to Supervisor of the Roanoke, Virginia National Service Office in 1975.

In 1992, Mr. Spicer accepted the Supervisor position at the St. Petersburg, Florida DAV National Service Officer. In December of 1994, Mr. Spicer accepted an appointment as Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and relocated to Washington, DC. He served in that capacity until August 1997. In September of 1997, he returned to DAV at its National Appeals Office, which he now supervises.  Mr. Spicer’s accomplishments have been recognized by DAV at the Chapter, Department and National Levels; additionally, he has received honors from local, state and federal governments.