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2 appointed to Nev. Veterans Services Commission
by Tribune Staff
Nov 12, 2010 | 606 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARSON CITY — Gov. Jim Gibbons recently appointed Charles Harton and Frank A. Partlow Jr. to serve two-year terms on the Nevada Veterans Services Commission.

Charles “Chuck” Harton was born in Oakland, Calif., and has made his home in Reno for 38 years. He retired from the US Marine Corps as a First Sergeant with 33 years of service. He has served as national director of the Navy League of the United States and also president and director of the Reno Council of NLUS. He is a member of the Marine Corps League and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

While serving on the commission, he hopes to help maintain and improve on the present level of veteran’s benefits.

Partlow was born in San Francisco, Calif. He’s made Nevada his home for 46 years, with the last 19 of those in Reno. He received his bachelor of science degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later received his master of arts degree in modern European history from Stanford University.

Partlow retired from the U.S. Army as a Brigadier General with 30 years of service. Since retirement, he founded a business, taught at the University of Nevada, Reno as an adjunct professor and held presidential appointments within the government printing office. He is a member of the Marines Memorial Association of San Francisco, Association of the U.S. Army and West Point Society of Northern Nevada. He has been active with AMVETS and several community organizations in Reno. He is appointed to the commission as a member of the general public

Partlow is passionate about his service to veterans and plans to place, “… special emphasis on ensuring that recent Nevada veterans take full advantage of their new GI Bill education opportunities at one of our Nevada Higher Education institutions.”

The Nevada Veterans Services Commission is composed of nine members who advise the governor, legislature, and directors of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) regarding aid or benefits to veterans.  They each serve a two-year term.  Five are appointed by the governor, three as representatives from nationally recognized veterans’ organizations and two from the general public.   The senate majority leader and the speaker of the assembly each appoint one member. In addition, the chairs of both the Northern and Southern Veterans Cemetery Advisory Committee each appoint one member from their respective committee.  

NOVS was created in 1943 to provide assistance and services to veterans, their family members, and residents of Nevada serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.  

For more information, call NOVS at (866) 630-8387 or visit
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