March 18, 2003 – The names of 14 Virgin Islands veterans have been submitted to the head of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department as candidates to serve on advisory committees.
Delegate Donna M. Christensen announced in a release Tuesday that she has forwarded the names to Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi.
Those recommended are Kenneth A. Anderson Jr., Lawrence A. Bastian, Melbourne Clarke, Evelyn E. Crittenden, Jerome A. Ferdinand, Annie Day Henry, Kathryn B. Houston, Olaf A. Jackson, Antonio Martinez Jr., Francisco Morales, Alexander A. Petersen, Miguel A. Ramos, Fernando R. Webster and Sherry Anne Wiltshire.
All told, 22 advisory committees review and evaluate information and advise the Veterans Affairs Department on a broad range of issues relating to its policies and programs. Christensen said the department takes the advice and recommendations very seriously.
Anyone wanting to learn more about the advisory committees is asked to call Shelley Thomas in the delegate's office at (202) 225-1790.
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