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New York State Division of Veterans’ Services Announces Name Change and Appointment of Retired Army Colonel James McDonough, Jr. as Director of the Division of Veterans' Services

It was announced today that retired U.S. Army Colonel James McDonough, Jr. would be appointed the new Director of the New York State Division of Veterans' Services. The appointment comes simultaneously with the name change of the agency to the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services.


After several years of advocating for a name change to distinguish it from other Veteran Organizations, the change was passed in the 2019-2020 Executive Budget. This change is meant to eliminate confusion between the State agency which advocates on behalf of Veterans and its federal counterpart. The name change is effective immediately.

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