Joseph C. Sharpe Jr., District of Columbia Director
The Economic Commission and its two standing subcommittees are responsible for ensuring that U.S. veterans have the opportunity to provide, with honor and dignity, the economic necessities of life for themselves and their families. To achieve this goal, the commission and committees work closely with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry.
These include the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Office of Personnel Management, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bank of America, Monster.com, PNC Bank and Cisco Technologies.
The National Economic Commission also continues to guide the Legion’s efforts to provide veterans with comprehensive education benefits and new employment and business opportunities. This commission is also heavily engaged in the fight to end homelessness among veterans.
Employment Committee Albert M. Robotti, New Jersey, Chairman Guides policy on veteran employment, education, business development, housing, transition assistance and other matters
Veterans Preference Committee Wendall J. Sandell, Pennsylvania, Chairman Covers federal employment law and rights, and the U.S. Postal Service