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Mike Sutterfield
Program Manager
Government Services Division

NI’s Program Manager for its Aviation Support Division and Veterans Affairs Services Mike Sutterfield CSM, USA (Ret), a member of the U.S. Army Chief of Staff’s Retired Soldier Council, participated in the Council’s annual 2024 meeting in Washington, DC April 15-19. 

Army Echoes, the official newsletter for retired soldiers, surviving spouses and families reported on the activities of the Council during this gathering: “This year’s Council, co-chaired by retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson and retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey, met with council members from across the globe, all who were recalled to active duty for one week to attend the annual meeting in the nation’s capital.  Council members represent more than 1.2 million Retired Soldiers and surviving spouses, and are the voice of the retired community.  

Over the course of the week, the council received briefings from, and shared ideas and concerns with, many Department of Defense senior leaders, including Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy A. George, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer.  They received updates regarding medical care and transformation from the Director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, Army Reserve Medical Command Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Thad J. Collard, who spoke about preservation of health care benefits, and access to medical care for the Reserve component.  

Many other topics were covered with DoD subject matter experts, including retired and annuitant pay, recruiting concerns, survivor benefit plan benefits, communication with the retired community and other policies, priorities, and initiatives impacting this community. The council’s annual report will be presented to the Army Chief of Staff by the end of May.”

Members of the 2024 Chief of Staff, Army Retired Soldier Council (from L to R): SGM (Ret) William Hursh, LTC (Ret) Jerry L. Wood, LTC (Ret) Karen Nigara, COL (Ret) Felix L. Santiago-Torres, MSG (Ret) David M. Pearson, SMA (Ret) Daniel A. Dailey, LTG (Ret) Joseph Anderson, SGM (Ret) Scott Leeling, COL (Ret) Mark Rado, CSM (Ret) Michael D. Sutterfield, CW5 (Ret) Louise I. H. Goetzelt, and SGM (Ret) Keith Hammack. Photo by Army Retirement Services.

All the management, staff, and employees of NI once again congratulate Mike Sutterfield for his selection for and participation in the prestigious U.S. Army Chief of Staff’s Retired Soldier Council.  Thank you, Sir, for your continued service to our retired military community and our great Nation!