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IAVA | January 20, 2023

IAVA Congratulates Wes Moore on His Inauguration as Governor of Maryland

IAVA congratulates Wes Moore on his historic swearing-in as Governor of Maryland. As an Afghanistan combat veteran and an early IAVA member, Wes has long advocated for his fellow veterans. He joined us for on-the-ground advocacy efforts in Washington, DC, and later became a member of the IAVA Board of Directors. In recognition of his efforts, IAVA honored Wes at their 2010 Heroes Gala with the IAVA Veteran Leadership Award.

“On behalf of IAVA, it is my honor to congratulate Governor Wes Moore on his historic inauguration, said Jeremy Butler, CEO of IAVA. His election is momentous not only as the first Black governor for the state and the sixth for the entire country but as an Army combat veteran of Afghanistan, Governor Moore exemplifies the dedication to service found throughout our veteran community. Congratulations to Governor Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller on this historic occasion.”

Governor-Elect, Wes Moore (Left) joins IAVA Founder Paul Rieckhoff and other veteran leaders for IAVA’s All-Star Advocacy Fly-In to advocate for veterans’ legislation on Capitol Hill in the mid-2000’s

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at


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