HVLA strongly supports the Biden-Harris Administration nomination of the Honorable Gilbert R. Cisneros to the position of Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness.

Gil Cisneros recently served as the Congressman representing CA-39 in southern California. Gil is an experienced professional, philanthropist, veteran and politican who throughout his career has dedicated himself to a life of service. Gil started his service to the nation as an enlisted seaman and quickly rose to the rank of commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.

For years, HVLA has been advocating for increased diversity in senior level positions in the DoD, especially for positions that directly influence personnel policies and practices. This nomination of an exceptionally qualified professional that has a proven track record of advocating for improved diversity and inclusion is a great sign that HVLA concerns are being heard and that the White House and DoD are serious about change.

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