Alabama State Board of Veterans Affairs Reappoints Commissioner

     The Alabama State Board of Veterans Affairs (SBVA) reappointed retired Rear Admiral W. Clyde Marsh to a new four-year term as commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA).

     “Admiral Marsh has demonstrated great leadership and innovation to the department for the past decade. Under his leadership the first state veterans cemetery and the fourth veterans home were built,” Board member Ken Rollins said.
     Admiral Marsh oversaw efforts to completely renovate and upgrade Bill Nichols State Veterans Home, Alabama oldest long-term care veterans facility in 2016. He spearheaded the transition from a paper claims process to a statewide computer data based claims system to enhance the claims filing process that provides better connectivity and efficiency in county veterans service offices statewide.

     “The veterans of Alabama are fortunate Admiral Marsh accepted another four-year term as our commissioner. He has served in multiple positions on the national level; he's highly respected throughout the federal Veterans Administration and by state directors,” Dolores Hardin, SBVA Vice Chair, said. Commissioner Marsh has served as ADVA commissioner since October 2005.