MIKE SIGNER FOR VIRGINIA - VETERANS STEERING COMMITTEE
David R. Oliver, Jr., Rear Admiral (Upper Half), U.S. Navy (Ret.)
David Maddox, General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Paul J. Kern, General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Lester Lyles, General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Lee Gunn, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Michael A. Hough, Lt. General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Donald C. Staton, Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Dick Klass, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Thom Beres, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret); Co-Director, Virginia Veterans for Obama
Terron Sims II, Captain, U.S. Army (Former); Co-Director, Virginia Veterans for Obama
James Morin, Captain, U.S. Army (Former); Co-Director, Virginia Veterans for Obama
Thomas Brashears, Captain, U.S. Army (Former)
Arlington - 5/13/09 - With the iconic Iwo Jima Memorial in the background, in recognition of Governor Tim Kaine’s designation of Military Appreciation Month, Mike Signer announced his veterans’ policy plan and his Veterans Steering Commitee.
The event reinforced his intent to be a pro-active public advocate/leader, as Virginia's Lt. Governor. An impressive cadre of retired general and flag officers, from all four services of the military, were there to back Signer's run for LG.
Signer released a five-point plan, to improve services for Virginia’s veterans and their families.
“Fulfilling our sacred contract with our veterans and their families has been a central plank of my campaign from day one,” Signer said. “In Virginia, we have over 206,000 active military and civilian defense workers and over 35,000 Reservists and National Guards members. The problems facing these brave service members and their families highlights Virginia’s need for a lieutenant governor who is a public advocate, working to fix the systems that are failing working Virginians and shining a spotlight on the problems we’ve ignored for too long.”
The plan has five key goals:
- improve medical resources
- assist returning veterans to reintegrate
- increase veteran access to education
- improves services for national guardsmen and reservists
- increase support for military families during deployment
full plan: www.mikesigner.com/veterans.