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Villager Awards 2017, May 27, 2017 > Congratulations to Los Angeles County Veterans Advisory Commissioner: Lt. Colonel Patricia Jackson-Kelley
Congratulations to Los Angeles County Veterans Advisory Commissioner: Lt. Colonel Patricia Jackson-Kelley
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Los Angeles, California -- Sep 19, 2013 --

Patricia Jackson-Kelley, Lt. Colonel (Retired, US Army) was recently appointed as a Los Angeles County Veterans' Advisory Commissioner. Lt. Colonel Jackson-Kelley brings a history of experience, insights, and advocacy for veterans to this role. She has served in the US Air Force, and the US Navy before retiring as a US Army Lt. Colonel with 26 years of combined service. She knows miitary life on the active duty and reserve side. She has been employed in the Department of Veterans Affairs and knows the resource opportunities and challenges facing vets.  She served previously as the Women Veteran Program Manager with the Department of Veterans Affairs- West Los Angeles, a founding board member during the formation of U.S. Vets, a board member of Military Women in Need -Preventing homelessness, One Vet and Family at a Time; and as Area 1 Legislative Commissioner, The American Legion Department of California.

Her accomplishments have been recognized by many to include commendations from former President George W. Bush, California Governor's Offices 2006-2009, The California Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion,  Blacks in Government, NAACP, Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc and countless other groups. She was selected as the 2010 Southern California Woman Veteran of  the Year by the California Department of Veterans Affairs.  She has been a mentor and advisor to the Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s and other community-based groups that provide mentoring services to women veterans.   She is happily married to George Kelley, a distinguished veteran and retired US Postal Supervisor. We applaud and salute Lt. Colonel Jackson on this appointment. She is a voice of Los Angeles County veterans.