Indian American Saif Khan Appointed Special Assistant to Gen Counsel at US Dept Of Veteran Affairs

On July 12, the U.S. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a number of key appointments, with Saif Khan among them. Khan, who was born in Mysore, Karnataka, was named a special assistant in the Office of General Counsel, a news release said.

Khan, an Indian-American lawyer, has previously served as attorney advisor at the Board of Veterans Appeals. He is also the founder and former president of the veteran-led-non-profit American Veterans Committee. At present, he serves as vice president of the World Veterans Federation.

Post-deployment, Saif Khan managed a consulting firm and helped launch the non-profit organization called ‘Mission: Readiness’. He now  serves on the D.C. mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Board. Apart from this, he serves as president of the Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Veterans’ Council.

Khan’s bio also mentions that he is a U.S Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran.

He serves as president of the American Veterans Committee, and also as a partner of the Truman National Security Project. He is a commissioner on the Veteran’s Advisory Board for Washington, D.C. 

Khan served as deputy director and senior adviser to Mission: Readiness before forming American Veterans Committee.

While working with senior military leaders and legislators, Khan identified problems Veterans faced, and found out ways to fix them. He still strongly advocates for veteran’s rights and benefits.

Khan is now planning and focusing on the launch of a platform for American veterans in order to learn and share the best practices with the global Veterans community. This would assist them with military transition.

Khan’s bio also says that he was awarded the World Veterans Federation’s Medallion during the 29th General Assembly for his global work to support Veterans.

Saif Khan graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, with a degree in political science. He holds a law degree from George Washington University Law School.

As per the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’s website, its vision is to “ provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned — and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.” 

Its Mission Statement reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.”

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