AUGUSTA – State Senator Earle McCormick (R-Kennebec) has been appointed to the Maine Legislature’s Commission to Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine’s Veterans.

The commission, which was created by the 127th Legislature, will examine inefficiencies and gaps in the services the State of Maine provides to veterans. In particular, it will examine the state’s engagement and communication with veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, health care and mental health services to all veterans, resources for homeless veterans, ways to attract military retirees to Maine, and other issues.

“We have very important work to do on this commission and I look forward to getting started,” Senator McCormick said. “As a veteran, I am appalled at the treatment some of our former service members are receiving around the country. We have to make sure that here in Maine we are doing everything possible to give our veterans the care they need.”

The Commission to Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine’s Veterans will make recommendations to the Maine Legislature based on its findings.

Senator Earle McCormick is a 23 year veteran of the United States Air Force. He served previously in the Maine Senate and House of Representatives. He is currently the chair of the Taxation Committee and also serves on the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee.