Governor Brown Announces CalVet Appointment

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Friday that Diane Vanderpot, of Livermore, has been appointed Undersecretary of Veterans Homes at the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

Vanderpot is a retired Army Colonel. She was senior policy officer for arms control at the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2010 to 2012, a professor at the U.S. Army War College from 2009 to 2010 and intelligence director for the Multi-National Force-Iraq Force Strategic Engagement Cell from 2008 to 2009. She served in multiple positions at U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany from 2003 to 2007, including chief of intelligence operations and community commander. Vanderpot was intelligence director for the Coalition/Joint Task Force-Kuwait at Camp Doha, Kuwait from 2001 to 2002 and served in multiple other positions as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 2012. Vanderpot earned a Master of Science degree in national security and strategy from the U.S. Naval War College.

“We welcome Ms. Vanderpot to the CalVet executive leadership team. Her appointment will help ensure the department’s continued ability to provide the quality living experience and professional medical care the disabled and older veterans living in our homes deserve,” said Secretary Peter J. Gravett. “Her years of leadership experience will also help ensure our homes continue to run as effectively and efficiently as possible.”