New Commissioners Sworn In at ABMC Headquarters

During the 166th  ABMC Board of Commissioners’ Meeting on April 11, 2018, seven new commissioners were sworn in. This group, which includes Jennifer S. Carroll, Dorothy Gray, Thomas O. Hicks,  John P. McGoff, Luis Rodolfo Quinonez, Evans C. Spiceland and Robert O. Wefald, provides strategy guidance to fulfill the agency mission in a manner that is faithful to those honored, is respectful and dignified, and represents sound stewardship.  They meet with professional staff of ABMC and help drive the strategic vision. While the board of commissioners can be involved in numerous aspects of the agency, recent commissions have been instrumental in the creation of new memorials, and the acquisition of existing sites, such as the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery.

Appointed by President Donald J. Trump in January 2018, the commissioners serve for an indefinite term and receive no compensation. From the time of ABMC’s establishment in 1923 during the Calvin Coolidge Administration, an ABMC board of commissioners has always existed and played a role in the history of the agency. From Gold Star Mothers to war veterans to General of the Armies John J. Pershing, the board of commissioners has included people who represent a vested interest in how our nation honors its fallen.