Women Veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the Veterans population. The VA estimates that by 2020 women Veterans will comprise 10 percent of the Veteran population.
Since 1983, an advisory committee has helped guide the Veterans’ Administration on administrative and legislative changes when it comes to caring for Women Veterans. Now, six new members have been named to the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans:
- Sherri Brown, Alexandria, Va. A Veteran of the Coast Guard Reserves; currently serves as Senior Vice President for Service to the Armed Forces for the American Red Cross.
- Latoya Lucas, Rocky Mount, N.C. A retired Army specialist, with combat service in Iraq; currently works as a motivational speaker.
- Sara J. McVicker, Washington, D.C. A former Army Corps nurse, with service in Vietnam; currently serves as a member of Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Women Veterans Committee.
- Delphine Metcalf-Foster, Vallejo, Calif. A retired Army first sergeant, with service in Desert Storm/Desert Shield; currently serves as a member of Disabled American Veterans’ Department of California Women’s Committee.
- Robin Patrick, Virginia Beach, Va. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard; currently serves as a Veterans’ advocate for women Veterans, homeless Veterans, disabled adults, and families.
- Felipe Torres, Helotes, Texas. A retired Marine Corps colonel, with service in Vietnam; currently serves as a women Veterans advocate.
Each of new members will serve a two year term. You can read the full Veterans Today article HERE.
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