FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2011
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MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Ken Black submitted his letter of resignation to the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs, effective April 1.
“I am honored to have led Wisconsin’s Department of Veterans Affairs over the past 17 months,” Black said. “It has been a sincere privilege to serve the men and women who sacrificed so much for this nation, and I want to thank the veterans community for this opportunity.”
Black served as the Secretary since November 24, 2009, when he was appointed by the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs. Previously Black was the Deputy and Acting Secretary and the Division Administrator for the Division of Veterans Benefits. Black served twenty-two years on active duty with the United States Army.
Black also thanked those he has worked with to improve the lives of veterans and their families in Wisconsin. “It has been a privilege to work with the staff at the Department who dedicate themselves to serving our veterans.”
“It is absolutely essential, especially at a time when we have troops in the field, that we do everything possible to support our military personnel and our veterans,” Black said. “Wisconsin has a historic tradition of progressive action to support our veterans, and I know that the veterans community will continue to work collaboratively to protect that legacy and better serve our veterans.”