Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Veterans Congratulate General Loree Sutton

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following:

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New Veterans Congratulate General Loree Sutton 

Retired Army Brigadier General named New York City Commissioner of Veterans Affairs 

New York, NY (August 18, 2014) – Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton has been named Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) today after a formal ceremony at City Hall. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing post-9/11 veterans and their families, today commends Sutton on her new position in the Mayor’s Office of New York City. 

Sutton, a psychiatrist and Co-Director of Threshold GlobalWorks, has worked with IAVA in the past, including this year’s Storm the Hill where she participated in a panel on mental health. 
IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff issued the following statement: 

“IAVA congratulates General Sutton on this well deserved honor to head Veterans Affairs for the city of New York,” said IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff. “New York is home to one of the largest communities of veterans, who face the same issues as veterans across the country, including homelessness, unemployment, suicide, waiting on disability benefits, and more. General Sutton knows the problems veterans face and is uniquely positioned to help solve them. As a New York based organization, IAVA looks forward to continuing our work with General Sutton as she continues to improve the lives of veterans.”

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( is the nation's first and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 270,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide. Celebrating its tenth year, IAVA recently received the highest rating - four-stars - from Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.