Paul Sullivan

Executive Director, Veterans for Common Sense

Paul Sullivan is executive director of Veterans for Common Sense. He served as an Army cavalry scout during the 1991 Gulf war. Since 2007, he has testified seven times before Congress about the needs and concerns of veterans. During 2008, VCS appeared in more than 300 news articles related to veterans, national security and civil liberties.

From 1995 to 2000, Sullivan worked for the National Gulf War Resource Center, where he was instrumental in providing advocacy for the passage of the Persian Gulf Veterans Act of 1998, a law that would expand healthcare and disability benefits for Gulf War veterans. From 2000 to 2006, Sullivan worked as a project manager at the Veterans Administration, where he prepared statistical and analytical reports related to the Gulf war and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

While at VA, he provided staff support for then-VA Secretary Anthony Principi’s Task Force for Seamless Transition and wrote the 2004 Task Force report.

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