Pete Peterson, Jr.

Director At Large

Pete Peterson

Pete Peterson, Jr. was drafted into the Army in April 1962 and served enlisted tours with the 5th Special Forces Group and the Army Security Agency. After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the in the Field Artillery, he went on to serve a series of officer assignments at various levels from Detachment to Department of Army.

His officer assignments include command at both Battery and Battalion level. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, three tours of duty in Germany, a tour of duty in Korea and numerous tours stateside and special assignments. He retired at the rank of Colonel.

His military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. He has a BS in Business Management from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a MA in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma with post graduate work at the University of Oklahoma.

His work history includes: Institutional Aid and Swim Instructor, Central Wisconsin Colony Hospital and Training School for the Mentally Challenged; Program Administrator for the Agent Orange Class Assistance Program for the State of Oklahoma; Access Program Coordinator; the program served veteran’s families, pregnant teens and teen parents, and the Director of Veterans Family Services where he still serves now.

In addition to serving as a Board of Director at Large, he serves as the Chair of the Government Affairs committee and he is a member of the Minority Affairs Committee, the Veterans Benefits Committee and the National Convention Committee. Mr. Peterson served as the Chair of the 2012 Leadership and Training Conference.

On the state level, he serves as the as the Chairman of the Oklahoma Veterans Council and the Chief Service Officer for VVA for the State of Oklahoma.

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