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Meet George Bosolet

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

December 11, 2012

BosoletGeorge Bosolet '03, at left, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in professional studies in management and economics from the Metropolitan Center. Prior to attending SUNY Empire State College, Bosolet served in the Marine Corps from Sept. 23, 1969 until he retired in 1991 after 22 years of active duty. He trained at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot at Parris Island, S.C. Today, he works for the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs, where he has been since 2003, providing benefits counseling and advocacy for local military veterans and members of the active-duty armed forces and their families. His office is located at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Brooklyn.

Among his military awards, Bosolet earned the Marine Corps Good Conduct Award, the Navy Achievement Medal, Marine Unit Citation Award, and the U. S. Army Parachutist Wings. He has more than 48 military parachute jumps. Bosolet also was an expert rifle and pistol instructor. He served on the 2d Marine Division Rifle and Pistol Team.

He says, “For more than half a century, the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs has been a strong advocate for veterans and veterans’ issues at the local, state and national level. New York has a proud history of service to those who have served their country.

New York state veterans’ counselors are nationally recognized as some of the best in the business. Each one is a veteran, and brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong desire to help all fellow veterans in need of assistance.

In addition to his degree from SUNY Empire State College, the New York City native received a certificate in health-care management from New York University; and an M.B.A. and a graduate certificate in human resource management from Capella University.

He enjoys salsa dancing.