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(Reno, Nevada) – Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Director Kat Miller announced her retirement effective 30 April, 2022. Miller has been with NDVS for the past ten years, initially serving as deputy executive director after joining the department in April 2012 before being named as the department’s director in August 2013. She will assist in the transition of a new director who will be appointed by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak in the weeks ahead.
“Retiring was not an easy decision because working with my team, in service to Nevada’s veterans and their families, has not been a ‘job’ but an absolute privilege,” said Miller. “Now is a good time to step aside as there is a terrific team in place and the challenges posed by the pandemic are more managable. My decision allows me to devote more time to my family and friends, and to participate in all the recreational activities I had placed on the back burner.”
Miller is a U.S. Army combat veteran, retiring from her military career in April 2010 having served in her last assignment as Commander of the Army Corrections Command. Miller enjoyed a 47 year career in both military and public service, as a soldier and a veteran’s advocate. She follows in the footsteps of 14 previous NDVS directors who have led the department since March of 1943.
“Kat Miller will be sorely missed for her passion, dedication and professionalism that truly made a difference in the lives of so many Nevada veterans,” said Governor Sisolak. “She is a staunch advocate and powerful ally to Nevada’s men and women, who are either currently serving or have served our nation. Kat has more than earned her place to stand proudly among Nevada’s leaders and among our heroes. I cannot thank her enough for her service.”
Miller credits her team for the legacy she will leave behind which includes; creating programs to help at-risk veterans, training hundreds of veterans advocates, improving military transition programs, building and operating 5-Star Quality Rated veterans skilled nursing homes, expanding Nevada’s veteran cemeteries, employing effective virtual communications systems, and connecting more veterans than ever before to earned benefits, resources and programs.
About the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS): NDVS is dedicated to helping Nevada veterans obtain the services and benefits they have earned through military service. In addition to offering benefits counseling and assistance, which includes assistance with filing VA claims at no cost, NDVS manages the Northern and Southern Nevada State Veterans Homes and the Northern and Southern Veterans Memorial Cemeteries. To learn more about NDVS programs or services visit http://veterans.nv.gov and follow us on Twitter @NVDeptVeterans and on Facebook @NevadaDepartmentofVeteransServices