Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration
Since January 2009, Ron has served as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs. From June 2014-December 2017, Ron served in the additional role as the interim and acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs in the absence of senior leadership. Under his tenure, Ron launched the weekend burial program, same day Presidential Memorial Certificate Program, the Pre-Need Burial Program, and the Veterans Legacy Program. Ron has also led the way in starting NCA’s rural and urban initiatives, giving burial options in sparsely populated areas and the nation’s largest cities. On top of his workplace accomplishments, Ron has a universal reputation for being one of the nicest and most compassionate people within the National Cemetery Administration.