Indian American Saif Khan gets key job at Veterans Affairs

Iraq War Veteran is founder and former president of the Veteran-led-non-profit American Veterans Committee

The Biden Harris administration has appointed Indian American Iraq War Veteran Saif Khan to a key leadership position at the Department of Veterans Affairs that aims to provide veterans world-class benefits and services.

A political appointee Khan will serve as Special Assistant (Attorney) at the Office of VA General Counsel, according to a press release announcing leadership positions at the department.

Khan previously served as attorney advisor at the Board of Veterans Appeals.

Read: Indian American Saif Khan to receive Paris-based World Veterans Federation’s Medallion (February 12, 2019)

He is founder and former president of the Veteran-led-non-profit American Veterans Committee and also serves as vice president of the World Veterans Federation.

Khan managed a consulting firm and helped launch the non-profit organization, Mission: Readiness, post-deployment.

He serves on Washington DC Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Board and as president of the Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Veterans’ Council. Khan is a US Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom combat Veteran.

Khan will continue to serve on the Board of American Veterans Committee (AVC), a non-profit veterans organization launched in 2013 to connect veterans of the United States Armed Forces to networking and transition opportunities while promoting smart diplomacy worldwide.

Read: Clinton is for breaking down barriers, while Trump is for building walls: Indian American Saif Khan (June 30, 2016)

VA carries out four specific missions including Veterans Health Care, Veterans Benefits and National Cemetery Administration.

VA’s “Fourth Mission” is to improve the nation’s preparedness for response to war, terrorism, national emergencies, and natural disasters by developing plans and taking actions to ensure continued service to veterans, as well as to support national, state, and local emergency management, public health, safety and homeland security efforts.

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