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Mark Piterski

The Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs


Dr. Mark A. Piterski, Ph. D., CDFM, is the Assistant Commissioner for Veterans, serving in the position of Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs (DCVA).

In this capacity, he administers two Divisions that serve the more than 300,000 Veterans in New Jersey.

The Division of Veterans Healthcare Services, oversees the operations of the state's three long-term care veterans' homes and respite care program.

The Division of Veterans Services, oversees the Veterans Service Offices, other state entitlement programs and services, veteran's preference determinations, veteran's status determinations, and the blind and catastrophic veteran pension entitlements.

Additionally, the Division of Veterans Services oversees the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, the operation of the state's Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing program, the State Approving Agency, which is responsible for certifying the VA funded educational and training program, and the state-owned monuments and memorials.

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Last Updated: 10/22/2019
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