New Chairperson Appointed to Lead Maryland Veterans Commission
On July 20, 2020 at the close of the Maryland Veterans Commission meeting, the new Chairperson appointed by Governor Hogan to lead the Commission was announced. Chairman KT Tyler, served as the Commissioner representing the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS), before being appointed as the Chairman.
Former Maryland State Delegate Clarence “Tiger” Davis, announced the appointment of the incoming Chair to the Commission, at the request of MDVA Secretary George Owings. Delegate Davis, previously served as the NABVETS Maryland State Commander, and in that role he recommended KT Tyler for his original appointment as Commissioner. Both Delegate Davis and Secretary Owings commented that Chairman Tyler’s youth and energy will be an asset to the Commission.
Chairman Tyler served in the United States Marine Corps from 1996 to 2003, and was stationed at multiple locations including, Camp Lejeune, Stewart Airbase in New York, Barstow, Callifonia and Okinawa, Japan. He stated, “As the newly appointed Chair of the Maryland Veterans Commission, I am honored to serve. I look forward to helping facilitate any concerns any veteran may have. This will be an exciting 5 year term. I plan to do my best.”