San Diego Army veteran William Glover is being recognized for his post-retirement work helping transitioning veterans get their benefits as the 2021 Veteran of the Year for the 40th Senate District, State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, said in a statement.
Glover, 86, is the CEO of The Consolidated Rehab Group, which contracts with the VA to assist veterans with resumes, career assessment and employment. Over the last four years, it has helped 45,000 veterans find jobs and educational opportunities, the statement said.
“Bill Glover truly fulfills the promise of ‘no man left behind,’” said Hueso. “He has spent most of his life taking care of his fellow soldiers — while in the service, as well as afterward, providing them with the necessary resources and connections to transition back to civilian life.”
Glover, a retired 1st lieutenant, served in the Army from 1953 to 1973 and earned a battlefield commission while in Vietnam, the statement said. Before earning his commission, Glover was the first black staff non-commissioned officer to serve in many of his units.
After the military, Glover worked at the San Diego VA for 23 years.
The 40th District includes Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach and parts of San Diego and Imperial Counties.