Seasoned public affairs director Boone started at VBA last week.
The Veterans Benefits Administration signed on retired Army Brig. Gen. Lew Boone as its director of corporate communications last week.
Based on his recent career history, Boone does not shirk from tough jobs. In his last military job, Boone served as director of the Army Disability Agency. Before that, he did a one-year tour as public affairs director for the 50-nation International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
Boone started out his Army career as an infantryman and has a parachute badge and a Ranger tab -- which means, if necessary, he knows how to cook snake and jump off the top of VA HQ.
I hope Boone remembers his delayed promise to do the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range with me. I look forward to the adventure next March.