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Veterans Home Commission

The Maryland Veterans Home Commission was created in 1975 to provide a home for veterans in Maryland. In 1999, the Commission became part of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commission advises the Department on issues relating to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, the only State veterans home.  Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is located in St. Mary’s County.

The Commission has fourteen members. Eleven are named to five-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice and consent, three serve ex officio.

Commission Members:

Vacant, Chair, Commission expires June 2026
Gary Knight, Vice-Chair & Secretary, Commission expires June 2027

Kathryn Smith, Commission expires June 2024
Lt. Col. Glynn E. Parker USA (RET), Commission expires June 2024
Jason E. Franklin, Commission expires June 2026
Vacant, Commission expires June 2027
Stephanie C. Powell, Commission expires 2028
George I. Onyenyeonwu, Commission expires 2028
LTC Rod Azama, USA (RET), Commission expires June 2027
Stephen L. Clagett, Jr., Commission expires June 2026

Dr. Tony Hernandez, USN (RET), Commission expires June 2024

Ex officio:

Anthony Woods, Secretary, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, designee of the Governor
Vacant, designee of the President of the Senate
Vacant, designee of the Speaker of the House of Delegates


Veterans Home Program 301-884-8171

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