De Blasio Names New Commissioner of Veterans Affairs by Kristen Meriwether, Aug 18, 2014 Twitter Veterans parade in New York City (nycmarines via flickr) New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to name Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, M.D., as the new Commissioner to the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs (MOVA), according to two sources, one of whom worked in MOVA. Brigadier General Sutton is the highest ranking psychiatrist in the U.S. Army. In 2007 she served as the director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Brigadier General Sutton will replace outgoing Commissioner Terrance Holliday, who was appointed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010. De Blasio has a noon press conference scheduled to make a personnel announcement, according to his public schedule released Sunday evening. Brigadier General Sutton (photo: pbs.org) ***by Kristen Meriwether, Gotham Gazette@MeriwetherK Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam. Recent Articles by Kristen Meriwether :Despite Vital Function, Veterans Advisory Board Being Paid Little Attention by City OfficialsCouncil Hearing Reveals Transparency Gaps at Veteran Advisory BoardDe Blasio Administration Rejects Two Council Voter Registration BillsAiming for an 'Age-Friendly' CityHow Bright is the Smart Schools Bond Act?