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New Veterans Congratulate General Loree Sutton

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.”

Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff or IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 12th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 7,300 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.