Randy Reeves

Randy C. Reeves[1][2] is an American military officer and government official who served as the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs from 2017 to 2021. He served in the military for 27 years and is a veteran of the Gulf War, Iraq War, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the executive director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board and president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs.[3] He left office on January 20, 2021.[4]

Randy Reeves
Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs
In office
December 12, 2017  January 20, 2021
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Steve L. Muro
Succeeded by Ronald E. Walters (acting)
Matthew T. Quinn
Personal details
Born 1962 (age 5859)
Little Rock, Mississippi, U.S.
Spouse(s) Aida
Children 4
Education Community College of the Air Force (AS)
Peru State College (BS)
Touro University[disambiguation needed] (MS)
Military service
Branch/service  United States Air Force
 United States Navy
Battles/wars Gulf War
Iraq War
Operation Enduring Freedom

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Reeves was born in 1962 in Little Rock, Mississippi. He is a 1980 graduate of Beulah Hubbard High School. He earned an associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in management from Peru State College, and a Master of Science in health science from Touro University[disambiguation needed]. Reeves also completed the senior executive program at Harvard University.[5][6]

After high school, he joined the United States Air Force, serving as an airman from 1980 to 1988. He subsequently served as an officer in the United States Navy, serving as a surface warfare officer until retiring as a commander in August 2008. Reeves served during the Gulf War and in military operations in Kosovo, Haiti, and Lebanon.

In January 2009, Reeves became the first director of the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Later that same year, he was appointed deputy director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board (VAB). In January 2012, Reeves became the executive director of VAB. In October 2015, he was named to a three-year term on the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee. Reeves was elected president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs in August 2016.[5][7]

On September 2, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Reeves to become the next Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs.[8] The nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 2017.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Randy Reeves.
  1. “Senate Resolution 25”. Regular Session, Mississippi Legislature. 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  2. “Statement of Randy C. Reeves”(PDF). U.S. Senate. October 4, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  3. “PN984 — Randy Reeves — Department of Veterans Affairs”. U.S. Congress. November 8, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  4. @VANatCemeteries (January 15, 2021). “It has been an tremendous honor leading the team members of the National Cemetery Administration in our mission of…” (Tweet) via Twitter.
  5. Bewig, Matt (October 29, 2017). “Director of the National Cemetery Administration: Who Is Randy Reeves?”. AllGov. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  6. “President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts”. whitehouse.gov. September 2, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017 via National Archives.
  7. “Veterans Affairs director named to national post”. The Meridian Star. September 2, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  8. Aldridge, Donesha (September 5, 2017). “Trump to nominate Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board director to his administration”. WJTV. Retrieved October 12, 2017.

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