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City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Tuesday announced the appointment of Scott Brown as Director of the Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission.A U.S. Navy veteran of the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Brown has spent more than a decade in service to veterans. As a volunteer at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Brown has expedited claims processing and worked with Doctors Without Borders. He is a Service Officer at Southwest Philadelphia American Legion Post 959 and serves as a board member of the nonprofit Bringing Up Down Syndrome (BUDS). Brown will be formally welcomed to his new role during Council’s Stated Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Councilman At-Large David Oh, the only veteran on City Council, will present a resolution declaring 2014 the Year of the Veteran. Representatives from organizations including the VA Medical Center and the Veterans Multi-Service Center will join City Council to announce an initiative to end veteran homelessness in Philadelphia by the end of 2014.