A local Danbury resident just received an appointment to a very important organization. Who is he and what is it?

The men and women that join the U.S. military forces and defend us and our Nation deserve to not only be commended but also to be looked after. Working in the Department of Veterans Affairs is not a job to be taken lightly. Now a Danbury resident has been given the task to help ensure the interests of these men and women and their families.

This major press release was just issued from the Office of Governor Malloy at ct.gov announcing that Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is nominating Thomas J. Saadi of Danbury to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Malloy had this to say:

Our veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families can face significant challenges, and it is the responsibility of state government to ensure that they have access to the resources and tools they need, whether they are currently serving, just returned from deployment, or finished their service years ago. Our veterans have worked to ensure that we continue enjoying the freedoms we are blessed to have day in and day out, and it is important that we honor them by ensuring support is there for them when they need it the most.

Saadi, who is also a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve serving with the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion issued this statement:

It has been and honor for me to be part of a great team at the department, and to work with our statewide veteran organizations, the DVA Board of Trustees, state and federal partners, and our volunteers in our collective mission of ‘serving those who served.’ I look forward to continuing this mission as Commissioner and to serving our veterans and service members with compassion and professionalism

You can read more of Mr. Saadi's accomplishments, as well as the entire release at ct.gov  Hopefully he can ensure that less of these types of mishaps occur with our veterans.

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