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Brooks D. Tucker

Assistant Secretary
Congressional and Legislative Affairs
US Department of Veterans Affairs
United States of America


 As Assistant Secretary for VA’s Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs (OCLA), Brooks D. Tucker oversees and coordinates the Department’s activities with Members of Congress and committees of jurisdiction, maintaining responsive and effective communications with Congress. Mr. Tucker leads a team that provides professional advice and assistance to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries in the Washington D.C. headquarters . Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Tucker served on the Presidential Transition Team working on Veterans’ policy development. From 2010-2015, he served as the Senior Policy Adviser – National Security and Veterans’ Affairs for United States Senator Richard Burr and as Deputy Staff Director for the Republican Staff – Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. In 2008, he was selected as one of five U.S. Marine Corps Officers assigned to the United States Senate for duty as a Defense Congressional Fellow in 2009. Mr. Tucker is a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel with over twenty years of Active and Reserve service . Mr. Tucker is a 1987 graduate of the University of Maryland, a 2006 graduate of Marine Corps Command and Staff College and received a Certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University in 2010.

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