US Army veteran Saif Khan has been appointed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Special Assistant in the Office of General Counsel. The Indian American previously served as attorney-advisor at the Board of Veterans Appeals.
Khan served in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After returning from Iraq, he founded the non-profit organization American Veterans Committee to help connect Veterans of the US Armed Forces to employment, international networking, and business opportunities. He also serves as vice president of the World Veterans Federation. He also serves as a Partner of the Truman National Security Project and a Commissioner on the Veteran’s Advisory Board for Washington, DC. Before forming American Veterans Committee, he served as Deputy Director and Senior Advisor to Mission: Readiness, a non-profit organization of senior military leaders he helped launch.
He was elected Chairman of the Standing Committee for the Americas (SCA) and Vice President of the World Veterans Federation during the first World Veterans Congress that was held in Paris, France in 2019.
Khan has worked with senior military leaders and legislators to identify problems Veterans face and how to fix them, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs press release. “He continues to strongly advocate for veteran’s rights and benefits,” the press release said. Currently, Khan is working on launching a platform for American Veterans to learn and share best practices with the global veterans’ community to assist with the military transition. He was awarded the World Veterans Federation’s Medallion during the 29th General Assembly for his global work to support veterans.
Khan graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a degree in Political Science and The George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in Washington, D.C.