James Lyons ’03, one of the first Syracuse University alumni killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, was inducted into the University’s National Veterans Resource Center’s Hall of Honor on Oct. 15. He was also recognized as the “Hometown Hero” during halftime…
Doss named new veterans’ advisor
Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Andrew Keith Doss has joined the staff at University College of Syracuse University as the veterans’ advisor of the University’s Veterans Resource Center. Doss has worked at SU since 1990, serving as manager of the bulk distribution center and customer service manager of word processing and bulk distribution and electronic publishing and copy centers.
Doss joined the Navy in 1986 and served on the U.S.S. Savannah out of Norfolk, Va., before reporting to the Naval Reserve Center in Syracuse in 1989, where he currently serves. In 2003, he was deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of operations Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. Following the end of major combat operations, he was reassigned to the Sea of Japan.
He has received numerous awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
As the veterans’ advisor, Doss will meet prospective and current students and veterans regarding their VA educational benefits, collaborate with University departments regarding veterans topics and administer SU’s veterans educational benefit process.
The Veterans Resource Center is housed at University College, 700 University Ave. For more information regarding veteran resources and support, visit http://veterans.syr.edu.