Retired Lancaster County general to advise governor on veterans issues

Written by Matt Paul, Reporter/Producer | Jul 19, 2013 12:30 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett has tapped a Lancaster County man to serve as deputy adjutant general for the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Retired Brigadier General Jerry Beck of Denver spent 34 years in the National Guard, where he served at all levels from private to general. He was twice deployed.

Beck will serve as the Corbett administration's principal adviser on veterans issues, and head the department's Office for Veterans Affairs. He's been on the job since July 8th. Pennsylvania is home to nearly one million veterans.

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