National Commander

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is delighted to announce that Paul D. Warner, Ph.D. was elected as National Commander at the 122nd Annual National Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

A member of JWV Post 42 (now merged in Post 191) in New York for over fifty years, Paul Warner dedicated much of his life to volunteering in both the veterans and Jewish communities.

He entered the United States Coast Guard’s officer candidate school in May 1952 and was commissioned in the Coast Guard Reserve as an Ensign four months later. He was assigned to the Coast Guard’s training facility at Cape May, NJ, where he served for over twenty months. During that time he was promoted to Lieutenant, and was involved in various Coast Guard Reserve administrative units, especially those involved in Judge Advocate matters. Unfortunately, extensive educational and business commitments prevented him from continuing in the Reserve, and he returned to civilian life in May 1954.

He received his Ph.D. in Accounting and Computer Applications and Information Systems (IT) and an M.B.A. in accounting from the Graduate School of Business Administration, New York University. He received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law. He is a CPA and a member of the New York and Federal Bars.

Paul had a varied and interesting professional career. He joined an accounting firm after completing his active duty with the Coast Guard. Ultimately, as a result of mergers, he became a member of an international accounting firm and National Director of Audit Policy. He retired from the firm approximately 25 years ago. He then joined the faculty of Hofstra University where he spent the last twelve years as the Chair of the Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business department and where he is currently Professor Emeritus. He authored numerous articles in his field, which have appeared in The CPA journal and Management Accounting. He also authored or co-authored many manuals and guides, including Chasin’s Handbook for Auditors, the Kaplan Audit Manual, and the American Accounting Association’s Cost Accounting manual.

Paul was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Auditing Standards Board and Chair of the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants Auditing Oversite and Standards Committees. He was also a member of American Bar Association committees. He lectured extensively for the New York State Society of CPAs, the American Management Association and Management Center de Mexico.

His previous Jewish War Veterans positions include being the commander of his Post, Westchester County Council, and the Department of New York. He is currently a member of the National Executive Committee, and serves on the National Audit, Personnel and Coordinating Committees. He was Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Department of New York and obtained the passage of the law which increased the real estate tax exemption for New York state veterans by fifty percent. He is currently a member of the Westchester County Veterans Advisory Committee where he guides its activities so that they will not interfere with the Jewish traditions. He is currently seeking to have an Honor Flight scheduled for observant members of the Jewish War Veterans. In addition to being active in JWV, Paul is also a member of the American Legion, DAV, MOAA, and the Korean Veterans Association.

Paul and his wife Norma have been married for 64 years. They have three sons and one grandson, who just received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is in a residency program in sports physical therapy. Norma is a retired elementary school teacher, and also has experience teaching higher education. She is a member of Post 191 Ladies Auxiliary.

We wish Paul a successful year!