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U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Seeks Nominees to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

by Danny Le | Mar 08, 2021
Appointees will provide leadership to the VA by advising the Secretary and Congress on issues relating to Veterans health care, benefits and service to minority Veterans. This committee is also responsible for meeting directly with Veterans and officials within the VA to address these concerns.

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Center for Minority Veterans is currently seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointments as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans.  

Appointees will provide leadership to the VA by advising the Secretary and Congress on issues relating to Veterans health care, benefits and service to minority Veterans. This committee is also responsible for meeting directly with Veterans and officials within the VA to address these concerns. 

In order to be considered for this role, a nominee must have all materials to the VA no later than 5:00pm ET on July 15, 2021. The members appointed by the Secretary from the public must meet one or more of the following professional criteria: 

  • Diversity in professional and personal qualifications. 
  • Experience in military service and military deployment. 
  • Currently a minority Veteran. 
  • Possess subject matter expertise regarding minority Veterans. 
  • Have experience working in large and complex organizations. 

If you are a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC/LPC) or know someone that is and would be a good fit for this this leadership role, please visit the nominee solicitation page for complete details on how to apply or nominate your peers.

This role may lead to additional opportunities for Professional Counselors within the VA. The American Counseling Association encourages our members to consider this opportunity. 

For any questions on the nomination process, it is highly recommended that you contact Dwayne Campbell or Ronald Sagudan by phone at 202-461-6191. 

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