The President today announced his intention to nominate Sylvia Chavez Long, of New Mexico, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Congressional Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She would succeed Edward G. Lewis.
Since 1989 Ms. Long has served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Coordination and Evaluation at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to this she served as veterans/military liaison and deputy district office manager for Congressman Steve Schiff in Washington, DC.
Ms. Long graduated from the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1988). She was born October 26, 1948, in Sante Fe, NM. Ms. Long serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve, 1974-present. She has two children and resides in Fairfax, VA.