Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Committee Purpose:

The purpose of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Committee is to formulate policies in coordination with the Department Service Officer, subject to approval by the Department Executive Committee or a Department Convention, of all the different phases of the rehabilitation problems of veterans and their dependents of all wartime conflict as defined by the U.S. Congress. The Committee meets 4 times a year, at the Department Fall Meetings, Midwinter, Department Spring Meetings and the Department Convention.


, Chair -

, Vice Chair -

Ken McCormick, Member - Soldiers Grove

Charlie Coleman, Member - Gays Mills

Bill Crowley, Members - Baraboo

Stephen Krueger, Member - Norwalk

Ron Kuta, Member - Grafton

Cliff Stanisch, Member - Waukesha

Gary Meyer, Employment Chair - Oshkosh

Vacant, Homeless Vets Task Force Chair

Joe Hodgson, Hospital Chair - Barneveld

Steve Conto, Cremated Remains Task Force Chair - Menasha

Paul Beseler, DEC Liaison

The Camp American Legion Committee Chair and the Department Service Officer are both Consultant's to this committee.


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