Deputy Director for Health Care
National Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation (VA&R) Division
The American Legion
Roscoe Butler was appointed Deputy Director of The American Legion's Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation (VA&R) Division in June, 2014. He is responsible for overseeing three national field service representatives and two assistant directors that conduct site visits of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Facilities in conjunction with The American Legion's "System Worth Saving" Program. The site visits are compiled into the "System Worth Saving" Publication which is submitted annually to the White House, Congress, VA officials and fellow legionnaires regarding the status of VA healthcare. Mr. Butler also provides veterans analysis, advocacy and training on all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) trends and policies.
Roscoe served three years in the United States Army from May 1974 to May 1977. After his honorable discharge from the United States Army, he was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in October 1977. Throughout his VA career, he worked at six Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care facilities before transferring to VA Central Office in 1992. He is a graduate of the Veterans Health Administration Health Care Leadership Institute, Class of 2008, and the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, Class of September 2009. Prior to his retirement, he was the Deputy Director for Policy in the Veterans Health Administration, Chief Business Office. After 37 years of service to our Nation’s Veterans, he retired from the VA in December 2011.