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Deputy Secretary Veterans Services
John Spangler, Deputy Secretary, Legislation

John Spangler was appointed August 1, 2017 by Governor Brown as Deputy Secretary for Legislation and Government Relations at the California Department of Veterans Affairs.  John has been Chief Consultant for the California State Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs since 2011.  John was a regulatory program analyst for Marine Corps Installations West from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that John served as a fourth grade teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2007 to 2009. He served as a Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2002 to 2005, as Staff Counsel at the Office of the Inspector General from 2000 to 2002 and as Staff Counsel at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control from 1998 to 2000.

John earned a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis in 1990, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1993, and completed the teacher credential program from National University in 2007.  He received a multiple subject teaching credential that same year.

John currently serves as a Judge Advocate General in the US Army Reserves at the rank of Captain.  He commissioned in 2010.  He has prior service with the US Marine Corps as a Military Police Staff Sergeant, having enlisted in 2001.

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