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Veterans Tele-Town Hall on July 21

by | Jul 20, 2020 | Because You Served, News

Paul R. Lawrence, Under Secretary for Benefits, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, will be conducting a Second Tele-Townhall with North Carolina Veterans on July 21st at 4pm Eastern Time. The event is scheduled to last for one hour. 

Lawrence was confirmed to his position by the Senate in April 2018. As Under Secretary, he leads more than 24,000 employees in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in the delivery of benefits programs for Veterans, including disability compensation, pension and fiduciary, education, home loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment, life insurance, and the Transition Assistance Program. Through a nationwide network of 56 regional offices, special processing centers, and VBA headquarters, he oversees the execution of over $118B in direct benefits to Veterans and their dependents.

Prior to his confirmation, Dr. Lawrence served as Vice President at Kaiser Associates. He has 30 years of experience working closely with federal leaders as a senior management consultant, serving in leadership positions at such organizations as Ernst & Young, Accenture, the MITRE Corporation, IBM Business Consulting Services, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dr. Lawrence served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Captain. He graduated from the Army’s Airborne School and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech.

The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DVMA) wants to make sure every N.C. Veteran gets an opportunity to hear from Dr. Lawrence. Most importantly, this town hall provides veterans an opportunity to ask Dr. Lawrence a question.   

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