(WTVM) – A woman is now in charge of the advocacy group Disabled American Veterans.
She is herself a combat veteran and the focus of this week's Military Matters segment.
Retired Army reservist Delphine Metcalf-Foster was elected national commander at the DAV's annual meeting in New Orleans.
She is the first female leader of the trio of organizations collectively known as "the big three"-the DAV, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.
Metcalf-Foster was injured in combat during Operation Desert Storm and says her passion as commander is to help female veterans get the care they need through the VA.