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Press Release

April 24, 2008

No. 08-06

Mokie Porter
301-585-4000, Ext. 146

 Vietnam Veterans of America Names
Barry Hagge As Chief Information Officer

(Washington, D.C.)--Vietnam Veterans of America, the nation’s only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans, today announced the appointment of Barry Hagge as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Hagge, currently serving a second term as National Secretary of Vietnam Veterans of America, was appointed to the position of CIO by the VVA National Board of Directors at its April 12 meeting. In this position, Mr. Hagge will be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s technology infrastructure and strategy.
“Barry Hagge’s over 39 years in the computer industry and his technological expertise, combined with his broad knowledge of veterans’ affairs and his virtual vision, have allowed VVA’s communications systems to evolve at a rapid pace. We are fortunate to have Barry’s tremendous experience at a critical time in our organization’s growth. As National Secretary, his knowledge of security systems has been invaluable, ensuring that VVA’s membership is safe from identity theft. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry as VVA’s Chief Information Officer,” said VVA National President and CEO, John Rowan.
A member of Vietnam Veterans of America since 1988, Mr. Hagge has served as chair of the VVA National Constitution Committee, as treasurer and executive vice president of the VVA Pennsylvania State council, and in numerous positions on the board of directors of his home chapter, VVA Chapter 349 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. He serves as Secretary of the Oley Township, Pennsylvania, Zoning Board, and is a member of the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and raised in Boyertown, Barry enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school in 1964. He served offshore in Vietnam on the U.S.S Galveston in 1965 and in the Naval Support Activity Danang on the YFU-60 in 1966-1967. After his discharge, Barry took advantage of the G.I. Bill and obtained a certificate in Computer Programming, after which he went to work in the manufacturing and banking industries. Currently, he is employed as a Manager of Information Security Compliance and Audit at a major financial services company.  
Barry and his wife Dee are the parents of Cindy and grandparents of Taryn and Madison.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”


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