TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate unanimously confirmed retired Army Lt. Col. Glenn W. Sutphin Jr. as executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, May 5. The vote took place toward the end of the 2017 Florida Legislative Session.
Sutphin was appointed executive director by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet during the Aug. 2, 2016 Cabinet Meeting. FDVA, on behalf of the Governor and three-member Cabinet, is the premier point of entry for Florida’s more than 1.5 million veterans to access earned services, benefits and support.
The agency operates a network of seven state veterans’ homes and provides statewide outreach to connect veterans with their earned services, benefits and support.