Our Staff

ABMC has a civil service complement of 80 positions, more than 50 of which are located overseas in our 26 cemeteries in 10 countries and the overseas operations office located in Garches, France. The U.S. headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Staff

Robert J. Dalessandro, Acting Secretary
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John Wessels, Deputy Secretary, Overseas Operations
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Pat Harris, Executive Assistant
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Tom Clark, Chief Human Resources
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Michael G. Conley, Executive Officer
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Monique D. Ceruti, Chief Knowledge Management
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Edwin Fountain, General Counsel
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Timothy Nosal, Chief External Affairs
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Christine Philpot, Chief Financial Officer
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W. A. Bud Shatzer, Senior Advisor, Headquarters Operations
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Jamilyn Smyser, Chief Administration
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Thomas R. Sole, Chief Engineer
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Gerald Torrence, Chief Strategy, Plans and Policy
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Learn More About ABMC

Established by Congress in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces.