Rosye B. Cloud's primary focus at the Department of Veterans Affairs is the economic success of Veterans, transitioning Service members, and their families by promoting increased education, training, and employment opportunities. Ms. Cloud’s initiatives engage employers and other key stakeholders at the national and local levels to collectively demonstrate the value Veterans bring to the workforce and to their communities. Ms. Cloud oversees VA’s portion of the interagency Transition Assistance Program (TAP), which provides information and guidance on VA benefits such as health care, compensation, life insurance, and home loans, as well as vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits information and counseling.
Prior to her appointment to VA, Ms. Cloud served as the White House Policy Director for Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and Military Families, where she acted as the Administration’s Cross-Agency Priority Goal Lead for Veteran Career Readiness. Ms. Cloud played a key role in providing recommendations to the President on improving mental health and substance abuse treatment services for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families. She also led efforts from the White House to modernize the Transition Assistance Program.
In addition to her experience with Veterans and their families, Ms. Cloud previously served as the Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council at the Office of Management and Budget, where she coordinated performance reviews and strategy improvement. Ms. Cloud holds graduate degrees and executive postgraduate certificates in business, human relations, organizational development, innovation, and corporate strategy from the Harvard Business School, UVA Darden Business School, MIT Sloan, and the University of Oklahoma. In 2008, Ms. Cloud matriculated to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and graduated with an advanced degree in National Resource Strategy.