Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials (Statutory)
To provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the administration of VA national cemeteries, Soldiers' lots and plots, the selection of cemetery sites, the erection of appropriate memorials and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits.
Committee Manager: Faith Hopkins
Phone: (202) 603-4499
Fax: (202) 273-6709
Periodically, there are vacancies on the Committee. Under current VA policy, the Committee's membership is composed of up to 12 members and three ex-official members representing other Federal Government agencies responsible for Veteran cemeteries. The Secretary of VA appoints the members of the Committee to two-year terms and may appoint members for an additional term of service.
To the extent possible, VA seeks a diverse group of applicants from the general public to consider for service on the Committee. Candidates for membership should be recognized authorities in fields pertinent to the needs of Veterans. Desirable qualifications include one or more of the following: prior military experience and military deployments; industry experience related to memorial or burial benefits; government or non-government organization experience; familiarity with large and complex organizations; and diverse professional and personal experience.
If you are interested in serving on the Committee submit a nomination package via mail to: Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, ATTN: DFO (43A2), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20420.
Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed and the package should include:
1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for a the nomination (i.e. specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating the willingness to serve as a member of the Committee;
2) The nominee's contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address;
3) The nominee's curriculum vitae; and
4) A summary of the nominee's experience and qualifications relative to the membership considerations described above.
Where there is a vacancy on the Committee, VA will evaluate all nominations. Submission of an application does not imply or guarantee appointment to the Committee. All nominations (or curriculum vitae) received will remain on file for two years.