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Air Force veteran selected to lead Idaho Division of Veterans Services

By: - April 19, 2021 10:37 am
Gavin Kinney (9) holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015, in New York City.

Gavin Kinney (9) holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation’s largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015, in New York City. (Courtesy of Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mark Tschampl will serve as chief administrator at the Idaho Division of Veterans Services.
Mark Tschampl will serve as chief administrator at the Idaho Division of Veterans Services.

Mark Tschampl has been selected to serve as chief administrator of the Idaho Division of Veterans Services, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little.

“As a veteran himself, I have the utmost confidence Mark will serve and support those who have served our country,” Little said in the release. “His career experience in the military and leadership roles in numerous civilian positions will prove to be extremely valuable in his new role.”

Tschampl served as a commander in the U.S. Air Force, Security Forces, from 1998 to 2005.

He served for eight years as the director of the Health and Wellness Center on Mountain Home Air Force Base and has been working as a bureau chief within the Family and Community Services Division at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, according to the release.

He received his master’s degree from Iowa State University in health and human performance.

“As a combat veteran and member of a military family, no work is more important to me than serving those who have served our great nation,” Tschampl said in the release.

Tschampl steps into the role today.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.

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