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VETERANS ADVOCATE

James M. Hedge

Mr. Hedge now retired from the Veterans Adninistration  was appointed to serve as the Assistant Director of the Houston VA Regional effective November 20, 2011. In his role as the Assistant Director, he supports the Director in administering a wide array of benefits in the areas of Compensation & Pension, Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment to nearly 1-million Veterans and their families living in 90 southern counties in Texas.

Career Chronology:

2011 – Present            Assistant Director, Houston VA Regional Office

2005 – 2011                Chief, Support Services Division, Houston VARO

2002 – 2005                Labor-Management Relations Officer, Houston VARO

1998 – 2002                Chief, LMR Section, Houston VA Medical Center

1996 – 1998                Human Resources Manager, Federal Correctional Complex, Beaumont

1994 – 1996                Human Resources Manager, Federal Correctional Institution, Memphis

1992 – 1994                Human Resources Manager, Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola

1991 – 1992                Asst. Human Resources Mgr., United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute

1989 – 1991                Human Resources Specialist, United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute

1989 – 1989                Correctional Officer, United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute

1981 – 1988                Staff Sergeant (E-6), United States Army, Field Artillery Surveyor

                                    Duties Stations included: Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; Ft. Lewis, Washington;

                                    Wertheim, West Germany, Peden Barracks