VISN 16 recognizes state VA leader among Veterans - South Central VA Health Care Network
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South Central VA Health Care Network

 

VISN 16 recognizes state VA leader among Veterans

Shannon Novotny, VISN 16 Deputy Network Director, Randy Reeves, unanimously nominated as the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, and Dr. David Walker, Medical Center Director for the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, in Jackson, Mississippi.

(From Left to Right) Shannon Novotny, VISN 16 Deputy Network Director, Randy Reeves, unanimously nominated as the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, and Dr. David Walker, Medical Center Director for the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, in Jackson, Mississippi, following a presentation to Mr. Reeves, for his support to Veterans and VISN 16. Mr. Reeves was presented a Network Director’s Commendation.

By Shannon Arledge, VISN 16 Communications Manager
Thursday, November 9, 2017

VISN 16 recognizes state leader among Veterans

The Executive Director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board was recognized by the Director of the South Central VA Health Care Network (VISN 16), during a ceremony honoring Veterans Day, November 9, 2017.

Recently, Randy Reeves, who currently oversees the state of Mississippi’s Veterans Affairs, as Executive Director, and serves as the President of the National Association of State Directors Veterans Affairs, was nominated to be the VA’s Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs. Reeves will now lead the National Cemetery Administration, which maintains 131 national cemeteries and provides burial services for Veterans and eligible family members.

During the presentation, Shannon Novotny, the VISN 16 Deputy Network Director, presented the soon-to-be Under Secretary with the Network Director’s Commendation, on behalf of the VISN 16 Network Director, Dr. Skye McDougall. Reeves has been a staunch supporter for Mississippi Veterans, and a partner with VISN 16 and Mississippi VA Medical Centers. Reeves is a U.S. Navy Veteran, with 27 years of service.

Reeves was recognized for his unwavering support and dedication to VISN 16. The commendation reads, “As the Executive Director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board and President of the National Association of State Directors Veterans Affairs, Mr. Reeves has commanded programs that have benefited and supported Veterans and their dependents throughout VISN 16.    Mr. Reeve’s exemplary leadership, overall federal service, and contributions to the Veterans of VISN 16 has been outstanding.”

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