Retired Maj. Gen. William M. Matz, Jr., Sworn In as New ABMC Secretary
Deputy Secretary Robert J. Dalessandro swore in retired Maj. Gen. William M. Matz, Jr., as the new secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission on January 9, 2018. Appointed by President Donald J. Trump on January 8, 2018, Secretary Matz is a decorated, Vietnam combat infantry veteran. Secretary Matz earned his B.A. in Political Science at Gettysburg College, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Matz has been active in veterans’ and military affairs since leaving the Army and is a member of the Eisenhower Institute National Advisory Council. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association.
About the American Battle Monuments Commission:
Established in 1923 by Congress, ABMC is a U.S. government agency charged with commemorating the service, achievements and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces where they have served overseas since 1917. ABMC administers 26 overseas military cemeteries, and 29 memorials, monuments, and markers.