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U.S. Senate confirm Reeves to lead VA

Photo courtesy of Sen. Thad Cochran's office

The Senate confirmed Reeves on Wednesday by unanimous consent.  With this action, Reeves will now lead the National Cemetery Administration, which maintains 131 national cemeteries and provides burial services for veterans and eligible family members.

“Randy Reeves will be able to put his considerable experience to good use serving our nation’s veterans and their families.  It is a role for which he is well-prepared,” said Cochran.  “I commend him for his previous service, and I am confident that Randy will serve the Department of Veterans Affairs with distinction.”

Reeves, who is a decorated combat veteran, is the executive director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board and is the immediate past president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs.  He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a commander and surface warfare officer.  Prior to his Navy service, he was an enlisted airman in the U.S. Air Force.

“Randy Reeves is ready to get to work for our nation’s veterans and their families,” said Wicker. “I am confident that Mr. Reeves will bring the same spirit of service to this new role as he has demonstrated during his eight years of work with the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board and over 20 years with our nation’s military.”

At his confirmation hearing on Oct. 4, Reeves said that he was extremely aware that he would be responsible for the care and service provided to Veterans and families during the most difficult time of their lives. He added that it is a responsibility that he would take very seriously.

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