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Robert D. Snyder

Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning

Robert D. Snyder

Mr. Snyder joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in June 2009 and was appointed as the Executive Director of the VA/DoD Collaboration Service where he oversaw the development of joint policies and programs between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. He conducted planning and policy analysis to support VA’s responsibilities in the continuum of care for wounded, ill, or injured Service members and the effective transition of Service members to Veteran status. In September 2010, he was appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Policy and Planning.


  • 2010 – Present
    • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy and Planning
  • 2009 – 2010
    • Executive Director, VA/DoD Collaboration Service
  • 2007 – 2009
    • Senior Consultant, Accenture Management Consulting


During his Army career, he served in various operational assignments as a Field Artillery Officer. From 1989 until 1993, he was assigned to the faculty of the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Additionally, he served in multiple staff assignments including as a Strategist in the Office of the Army Chief of Staff and as the Senior Military Advisor to the Director for Operational Test and Evaluation within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. After his 2007 retirement from the Army, he joined the team of Accenture Management Consulting as a Senior Consultant.


  • M.S., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Master’s Degree in Strategic Policy, National War College, Fort McNair, DC
  • 1981 United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, NY

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