Monshi Ramdass - VA Homeless Programs
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Monshi Ramdass

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Monshi Ramdass serves as the Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison (MVAL) at the Department of Agriculture, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, Office of the Secretary. In this role, he establishes effective partnerships with federal agencies, state and local governments, faith-based organizations, and non-profits. In addition, he aids Veterans beginning farms and ranches by providing customer-friendly and responsive service based on their unique needs. He also provides expert information to Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses regarding employment, education, and entrepreneurship.

Since 2010, Ramdass has served at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in various capacities. He was the USDA Director of Diversity and Inclusion, USDA Veterans Employment Program Officer (VEPO), and Florida Communities of Prosperity Liaison.

Before his time at USDA, Ramdass worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as a diversity and inclusion specialist and special emphasis program manager, instituting the Special Emphasis Program for DIA. Before DIA, Ramdass served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic from 1984 to 2007. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major. Ramdass is married to his wife, Lisa, and they have a beautiful daughter, Asha.

His awards and recognitions are many.