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Former United States Senator John Warner (R VA) Passes
Shown below in April 2007, left to right, is COL Bill Flanagan, USA (Ret) and VCOC President, Senator John Warner and LTC Pat Green, USA (Ret) and VCOC Vice President. Senator Warner is holding the VCOC Legislative award, a plaque of postage stamps representing milestones during the Senator’s 60 years of service. To his steadfast support of the uniformed services over a lifetime, fair winds and following seas to United States Senator John Warner.
Colonel Donald B. Kaiserman, USA (Ret) Passes
WHEREAS, Colonel Donald B. Kaiserman, USA, Ret., a respected former military leader, has dedicated his life to the service of his fellow veterans and strives to maintain the Commonwealth’s reputation as one of the best states for members of the military, veterans, and their families to live; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Kaiserman has supported veterans as chair of the Virginia Board of Veterans Services and the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations, which facilitates cooperation between organizations and the Department of Veterans Services; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Kaiserman served as president of the Richmond Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization advocating for military families, and president of the Virginia Council of Chapters of MOAA, where he led and coordinated the Commonwealth’s 18 chapters; and
WHEREAS, at the local level, Colonel Kaiserman volunteered his time with the Fort Lee Retiree Council and currently honors the legacies of the Commonwealth’s veterans on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia War Memorial; and
WHEREAS, over the course of his career, Colonel Kaiserman has achieved success in many initiatives to support military families, and he has earned the respect of numerous members of Virginia state government and the United States Congress, including members of the Senate and House Committees on Armed Services; and
WHEREAS, with his team-based leadership style, Colonel Kaiserman has inspired countless others to support members of the military and veterans in the Commonwealth and throughout the United States; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Colonel Donald B. Kaiserman, USA, Ret., a respected veteran and a stalwart advocate for the military community in the Commonwealth; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Colonel Donald B. Kaiserman, USA, Ret., as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his tireless work to honor the service and sacrifices of members of the military and veterans.