County Executive Leopold Appoints Thompson as Chairman of Veteran Affairs Commission
Advisory panel has made a difference for military personnel
Annapolis, MD (October 11, 2011) - County Executive John R. Leopold today announced the appointment of former Army Sgt. Kenneth W. Thompson as Chairman of the Veteran Affairs Commission.
“Ken Thompson has a distinguished record in the military and in business,” County Executive Leopold said. “I am confident that he will enhance the performance of a commission that has already made strides in improving the lives of our active and retired military personnel.”
Thompson, a Davidsonville resident, was most recently a Senior Project Engineer for TurningPoint Global Solutions, Inc. He previously worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Treasury and the Secret Service. He holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and an associate’s degree from Montgomery College. Thompson is a veteran of the Vietnam War who specialized in communications and intelligence.
Working with the Veteran Affairs Commission and the County Council, County Executive Leopold has helped establish hiring preferences for veterans and provided funding for treatment of post traumatic stress and drug addiction. The 13-member Veteran Affairs Commission is a forum for all Anne Arundel County veterans of military service. It is charged with identifying opportunities to improve financial and other assistance to veterans, including higher education and healthcare, as well as providing statistics and organizing events for our troops and veterans.