Claudia Perry Promoted to New BVA Field Service Post
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) Executive Director Al Avina has announced the appointment of Claudia Perry as the organization’s National Field Service Training Coordinator. Perry’s newly created role will take effect on November 26.
In addition to continuing her current duties as BVA’s Region II Field Service Officer, Perry will work with other Field Service Representatives, Volunteer National Service Officers, and BVA volunteers nationwide to more effectively assist blinded veterans in their adjudication of VA claims and overall adjustment to blindness through rehabilitation training, counseling, and local participation in the organization’s regional groups.
Perry joined the U.S. Air Force in 1995. She served for five and a half years before being medically retired as a Staff Sergeant. She attended the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center in West Haven, Connecticut, in 2001 and graduated from the Computer Access Training course the same year. She joined BVA in May 2006 as a Field Service Representative. As an accredited National Service Officer, she covers a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and West Virginia.
BVA is the only Congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization exclusively dedicated to representing and serving the needs of the nation’s blinded veterans and their families. The Association marked its 67th anniversary of service on March 28, 2012.