American Legion United States National Commander Dave Rehbein will visit Defenshield on April 15th. The Commander’s visit will include a tour of the company’s engineering and test facility at 14 Corporate Circle, East Syracuse, followed by a press conference at 1:45pm. After the visit and conference, Commander Rehbein will travel to a reception at the Lowville American Legion near Fort Drum.
Rehbein served as a U.S. Army infantryman with the 4th and 1st Armored Divisions in Germany from 1970 to 1971. His tour of Defenshield will include a review of the Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions (MDFPs) currently deployed by the U.S. Army in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
“We’re excited to have the Commander stop by and see first hand the latest armor systems in use by today’s Army,” said Defenshield President Collins White. “It is these very systems that allow our troops to return safely home to their families after serving their country.”
National Commander Rehbein is a member of Ames Post #37 (Iowa) where he served as commander and adjutant as well as 12 years as finance officer and 16 years as newsletter editor. He has served on many department committees, including Membership, Oratorical, Strategic Planning and Junior Shooting Sports.