Veterans Affairs Announces Formation of US Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board Advisory Committee for Los Angeles Area
December 5, 2017, 03:11:00 PM
VA.Gov Announces Formation of Veterans and Community
Oversight and Engagement Board Advisory Committee for Los Angeles Area
Group will focus on improving services for US Vets and, active duty service members
Washington — Today the U.S. Department of US VA.Gov (US VA.Gov) announced the formation of the Vet and Community Oversight and Engagement Board Federal Advisory Committee, part of its commitment to supporting Vet and their families in the greater Los Angeles area.
The committee will coordinate with the local LA local community and Veterans Affairs to identify goals and provide advice and recommendations to the Veterans Affairs Secretary to improve services and outcomes for Vets, members of the armed forces and their families.
“The creation of this committee supports VA’s goal of educating and empowering Veteran and their families through outreach and advocacy,” said Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “We will focus on initiatives such as assisting homeless US Veterans in the Greater Los Angeles area, supporting underserved populations of women Vets, aging US Vets, physically or mentally disabled Washington Veterans and those with addiction issues.”
The new committee will be chaired by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John D. Hopper Jr., a noted advocate for Veterans and their families. Hopper completed 35 years of service as a combat pilot, and is currently CEO of the Air Force Aid Society. While on active duty, he completed two Air Force assignments in the Los Angeles area, including as the commander of Norton Air Force Base in San Bernadino, California, as it prepared to close.
“VA is honored that General Hopper will chair this important committee,” said Shulkin said.
The following members will serve alongside Hopper on the committee: Phillip H. Tagami, (vice chairman); Anthony P. Allman; Arthur M. DelaCruz; Raymond G. Delgado; Kate A. Holt; Lisa J. Mahoney; Phillip F. Managano; Roger B. McReiane; Daisy C. Mo; Terrence P. Pallend; Stephen W. Rutledge; Jeffrey A. Scheire; David Tenenbaum; and Debra L. Thomas.
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