Assistant Director for Healthcare
National Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation Division
The American Legion
Edward Lilley joined The American Legion in February of 2013. Ed served as a National Field Service Representative in the Health Policy Unit for the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division from May 2013 until January 2014. During this time, Edward assisted with multiple System Worth Saving site visits around the country. From January 2014 until May 2014, Edward served as the Senior Field Service Representative and was recently promoted to the Assistant Director for Healthcare in June 2014. His area of responsibility includes oversight of all Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation resolutions, as well as The American Legion’s Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) program.
Ed's military awards include: The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, The Navy Good Conduct Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
After his honorable discharge in July of 2008, Edward earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, with a Minor in English from St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, New York. While earning his degree, Ed began assisting veterans as the President of the St. Joseph's College Armed Forces Association.
Ed currently resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife, Rachel, and is a member of The American Legion George Washington Post 1 in Washington DC.