SACRAMENTO – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that Mirtha Villarreal-Younger of Sacramento has been appointed deputy secretary, Minority Veterans Affairs at the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
Villarreal-Younger is director of state personnel at the California Military Department, where she has served in multiple positions since 2001, including deputy director of state personnel programs, state equal employment officer, deputy director of public affairs and command information officer and chief of community relations.
She was a force integration officer at the California Army National Guard from 1997 to 2001.
“We are delighted with the governor’s appointment of Ms. Villarreal-Younger as CalVet deputy secretary, Minority Veterans Affairs,” said Secretary Peter J. Gravett. “Her prior leadership roles and her experience with military personnel position her well to understand the needs and address the challenges of the State’s minority veteran community.”