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De Blasio Names New Commissioner of Veterans Affairs


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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.

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Brigadier General Sutton (photo: pbs.org)

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by Kristen Meriwether, Gotham Gazette
@MeriwetherK



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