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Jacob Lozada
Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

In office
2001–2003
President George W. Bush
United States Office of Personnel Management Special Advisor to the Director of OPM for Diversity Strategy

In office
2003–2008
President George W. Bush
Personal details
Born 1945
San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico
Baylor University
Walden University
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1966–1993
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel

Dr. Jacob (Jake) Lozada was nominated by U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director to serve as the Human Resource Agency's special advisor to the Director of OPM for Diversity Strategy. He was nominated by President George W. Bush as the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Formerly a management consultant with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Herndon, Virginia. He is a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army, a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, and received an M.H.A. from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. from Walden University.

Brief biography[]

Lozada was commissioned a U.S. Army second lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program from the University of Puerto Rico. He served in the army for 26 years, attaining the rank of colonel.

On April 30, 2001, President George W. Bush nominated him to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs.[1]

On February 28, 2003, nominated by U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director to serve as the Human Resource Agency's special advisor to the Director of OPM for Diversity Strategy.

Military career[]

Lozada held several commands in his 26 years in the army, such as assistant I.G. Health Services Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1980 to 1983. commander, 8th Evac. Hosp, Fort Ord, California, 1983 to 1985. chief, Force Structure, Health Services Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1986 to 1989, deputy commander admin., 121st Evac. Hospital, Seoul, Korea, 1989 to 1991, director C4, Joint Multinational Training Command (JMRTC), 1990–91, deputy chief of operations, Army Medical Research Development Command (USAMRDC), 1991 to 1993 in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Education[]

  • BA, University of Puerto Rico, PR, 1966
  • MHA, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1979
  • PhD, Walden University, 1995

Professional memberships and associations[]

Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons National Hispanic Youth Initiative, Former National Board Member for AARP[2] 2006–2014 and past president of the Fort Detrick Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

See also[]

  • List of notable Puerto Ricans

References[]

External links[]

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