Washington, DC – SSG Brandon Powell, US Army (ret.), current American Veterans Committee Outreach Director has been elected as president of American Veterans Committee. Mr. Saif Khan, who served as president of American Veterans Committee stepped down from the role to serve as a political appointee in the Biden-Harris Administration. Mr. Khan will continue to serve on the American Veterans Committee’s Board. Mr. Khan said “I’m so proud of Brandon Powell. I believe he will do an excellent job leading the organization and taking it to the next level.”
Brandon Powell served in two combat deployments to Iraq and has over twenty years of honorable military service. Among several honors and awards, he has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Badge. Mr. Powell also serves as a full-time counselor for the Metro Richmond Public Schools. A position he has held since 2015. His other endeavors include serving as head coach of the Carver Academy girls’ volleyball team. Mr. Powell resides in Richmond, Virginia with two daughters Kiara and Gabrielle and son Caiden.
Mr. Powell said “I would like to thank the American Veterans Committee’s Board for electing me as President of American Veterans Committee. I very much look forward to working with Mr. Khan and rest of our team to organize networking receptions for veterans, supporters and employers as the COVID-19 Pandemic comes to an end.”
The American Veterans Committee (AVC) is the 501 (c) 19 non-profit veterans organization that was launched in 2013 to connect veterans of the United States Armed Forces to networking and transition opportunities while promoting smart diplomacy worldwide. Mr. Powell is the organization’s third president. It was previously led by Major General James A. Kelley (ret.) and Iraq War Veteran Saif Khan.
The American Veterans Committee congratulates Mr. Brandon Powell.