Governor Rick Perry has appointed a new chair to the Texas Veterans Land Board, or VBL: retired Army Lt. Colonel, Airborne, aviator and Green Beret Bill McLemore. McLemore officially took office at the start of September.
Said exiting VBL chair, Jerry Patterson, “Texas veterans couldn’t ask for a better advocate to fight on their behalf. Bill McLemore is a humble soldier and a dedicated servant who knows how to get things done and will work tirelessly to accomplish any mission he is given.”
Well established as an advocate for the rights of Texas veterans, McLemore’s military career has included four combat tours in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. He has served for Democratic and Republican administrations at the local, state and federal level.
After retiring from active duty, McLemore served the Bush administration from 2001 to 2008 as Senior Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the VA. Since leaving the federal post, McLemore worked as a Senior Staff Advisor and Veteran Advocate to the Director of the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network.
The VBL serves more than 1.7 million Texas veterans by financing low-interest loans for real estate purchases and home renovation. The organization also provides long-term care and burial benefits for veterans and their spouses.
Veterans struggling to obtain the disability rating score and corresponding benefits they need for life after active duty should speak with one of the dedicated Dallas veterans’ attorneys at Morgan & Weisbrod today. To learn more, call 800-800-6353, or fill out the secure online contact form.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.