Veterans Affairs

Gregory Giese, USDA                                                            Brian W. Smith, IRS
Chairperson                                                                               Past Chairperson
N/A                                                                                              (816) 499-5808 phone                                            

Vacant                                                                                       Janice F. Miller, USCIS/DHS/NRC
Vice-Chairperson                                                                       Scribe
(816) 350-5500 x 5073

The mission of the KCFEB Veterans Affairs Committee is to support the Veterans in the federal community and to promote Veterans activities in the metropolitan area by providing a variety of services and activities for our nation’s Veterans.

Goals to Accomplish Mission

  • Advertise, support activities associated with America’s Veterans.
  • Promote the recruitment of veterans within the federal workforce.
  • Sponsor seminars promoting the interests of veterans.
  • Support federal agency efforts to promote veterans contracting, etc.
  • Partnership with local Veteran Support organizations.
  • Assist in education of Veterans regarding employment opportunities.
  • Raise awareness/issues/concerns to appropriate federal agencies and management.
  • Recruit willing volunteers to serve on the committee to promote veteran issues.

Programs & Program Coordinators

Jennifer King, CMMS
Committee Liasion Coordinator – Veteran Affairs Committee
(816) 426-6354


Sondra Robinson
Crisis and Homeless Coordinator
(816) 861-4700 x 57792

Veteran Crisis and Homeless Resources

Keith M. Jones, HUD
Kansas City STAND DOWN Coordinator
(913) 551-6806

Heart of America STAND DOWN

Carla Tillmon, Dept of Labor
Woman Veterans Information Coordinator
(816) 285-7234

Women Veteran Information

James Edwards, USDA-NITC
Education Benefits for Veterans Coordinator
(816) 823-2506

Education Benefits

Lisa Goschen
Employment & Contracting Opportunities for Veterans Coordinator
(816) 426-6531

Veteran Employment Resources


Michael Ciliege, USDA-RMA
Events and Discounts for Veterans Coordinator
(816) 926-6429

Current Events and Discounts
Please email if you know a discount/event or if you would like to be included on a distribution list for upcoming events and discounts

Janice F. Miller, USCIS/DHS/NRC
Guest Speakers
(816) 350-5500 x 5073

Lorelei Schieferdecker
Health Insurance Affordable Care Act
(816) 426-6453

Veteran Benefits and Information Links

Department of Veterans Affairs
Free Financial Aid (partial) Guide for Military and Veterans
Veterans Guide for Academic Aid and Programs
VA Burial and Memorial Benefits
VA Heartland Network
Veterans Benefits
WW II Honor Flight Network
WW II Registry
Veterans Resource Guide
Military buy back for retirement information. (updated 06/11/12)

Military service people, Veterans, and their families resources.

Committee Information
If you would like more information about this committee or would like to become a member please contact the FEB office at 816.823.5100.

Committee Minutes


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Branches of Service

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