Stephen Abel ’73

Stephen Abel ’73

After a long and distinguished military career, retired U.S. Army Colonel Stephen Abel ’73 was appointed by New Jersey’s governor on November 15, 2004, to be the Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs after he was confirmed by the State Senate on that same day. This subcabinet position with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs includes oversight of the state’s three veterans nursing homes, a transitional housing unit for homeless veterans, a network of county veterans service officers, the state’s veterans monuments and memorials, and the largest and most active state veterans cemetery in the United States. Steve looks forward to serving the veterans of New Jersey in the months and years ahead. He lives in Washington Crossing, Pa.

December, 2004