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Outside Professional Activities For Linda Bilmes
1. Organization Name: US Department of Defense, Joint Task Force, National Capital Region - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, (IAP)
Sector: National Military Medicine - providing medical care to wounded warriors and service members and families
Specific Role: Writing a case study on the consolidation of Walter Reed National Army Hospital and Bethesda Naval Hospital (historical consultant)
Dates of relationship: Beginning May 2012 through present
2. NAME: US Department of Interior National Parks Service advisory board
SECTOR: Federal Government
Specific Role: Serve on 12-person official advisory board to the US National Parks Service (appointed to consecutive 4-year term by the US Secretary of the Interior)
Dates: 2010 -present
3. NAME: US Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Veterans Training, Employment and Outreach
Sector: Federal government, veterans
Specific role: Serve on advisory committee to US Department of Labor Office of Veterans Affairs, related to employment and training for military veterans (appointed by Secretary of Labor)
Dates: 2011 -present