National Field Service Representative
National Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission
The American Legion
Derrick Redd joined The American Legion in August of 2013. Derrick serves as a National Field Service Representative in the Health Policy and Planning Unit for the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division. Along with his service to the System Worth Saving program, his areas of responsibility includes Veterans Health Administration offices under Health for Policy and Services, which includes but is not limited to: Public Health, Health Information, Patient Care Services, Ethics in Healthcare, Research and Development, Readjustment Counseling Services, Health Information Governance and Business Intelligence.
Derrick was commissioned into the Army in December of 2004. Following Officer Basic Course, Derrick completed an overseas deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as Platoon Leader. In 2008, Derrick decided to mobilize on a stateside mission at then, HRC-Alexandria, where he worked closely with the families of the fallen as a Family Coordinator in the Long Term Family Case Management Branch of Causality and Mortuary Affairs.
After being promoted to Captain in 2010, Derrick was assigned to the Joint Personal Effects Depot at Dover Air Force Base, where he served as a Summary Court Martial Officer; he inspected, inventoried and gave the final shipping approval for hundreds of cases. All Personal Effects of deceased/wounded service members were handled with dignity, honor and respect.
Derrick’s military awards include: Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device.
Derrick is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing, The University of Maryland University College with a Masters in Business Administration and he is currently attending The George Washington University seeking his second Masters in Political Management. Derrick was also accepted into the Center for Second Service Fellowship Program, The Center for Second Service is a new program at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management that trains veterans to continue their commitment to public service.
Derrick currently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland with his wife, Norlyque, and daughters, Nariah and Skyla.