Disabled American Veterans
Jim Marszalek, a Marine Corps Veteran, has served as the National Service Director for DAV (Disabled American Veterans) since 2013. Since arriving in DAV’s Washington, DC office, Jim has quickly become one the nation’s most influential voices on reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims and appeals processing systems and representing over one million Veterans. Jim played a critical role in developing and advocating for a major reform of the VA appeals processing, culminating with the enactment of Public Law 155-55, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. He was instrumental in discussions and negotiations that took place between VA, Congress, and other Veteran stakeholders, including testifying before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on this landmark legislation and through DAV supported nearly 200,000 veterans obtain over $4 billion in new and retroactive federal benefits.