OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a heartfelt gesture of gratitude, Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste presented commemorative coins to Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Director David Puente and Employment Security Department (ESD) Commissioner Cami Feek. These dedicated leaders were recognized for their unwavering commitment to service and collaboration across state departments.
The commemorative coins symbolize a greater mission to support and employ veterans, a cause close to the hearts of Puente Jr. and Feek. The Washington State Patrol has been named the 2023 Large Hire-A-Vet Employer of the Year, further highlighting their shared dedication to empowering veterans.
By providing employment opportunities, the agency plays a vital role in ensuring veterans can successfully transition into civilian life.
Join us in celebrating the Washington State Patrol's well-deserved accolade and in congratulating Director Puente and Commissioner Feek for their outstanding contributions.
Together, they have made Washington a place where service is valued, and veterans are empowered.
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