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From Government Executive. Maryland Lt. Gov. ‘Serious’ Contender for VA Slot.

Not only is Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown co-chairing the Obama transition team at the Veterans Affairs Department, he is a leading candidate to serve as VA secretary.

A source close to the Obama transition effort confirms that Brown is being given “serious consideration” for the VA slot, and is currently undergoing the vetting process.

A member of the Army Reserves since 1984, Brown, who holds the rank of colonel, commands the 153rd Legal Support Organization in Pennsylvania. He is the highest-ranking elected official in the country who has served a tour of duty in Iraq, having spent 10 months in the country in 2004.

According to his official biography, the handful of issues Brown has been asked by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to focus on in his current position includes the military base realignment and closure process, veterans affairs and health care.

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Maryland can clinch the division title, and the corresponding berth in the ACC championship game Dec. 6 in Tampa, by beating Florida State on Saturday night in College Park and Boston College on Nov. 29 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. However, if Boston College loses to Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon and Maryland wins later that night, the Terrapins clinch the division title regardless of what happens in their regular season finale

Players Know ‘It Can All End This Weekend

I’m going to Saturday Nights game with my father and all my brothers and sisters. Once a year we do something together and Maryland is my father’s team, his old school. Our Thanksgiving Evening out.

I love suspense but hope Wake Forest does it, have some doubts but it would be nice going in to the game with a cushion.

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