The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service Mike Roby was selected as the 130th inductee of the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame (GMVHOF).

Commissioner Roby joins a distinguished 2020 class of 16 inductees. The class includes 10 veterans honored for their valor during military service, 3 veterans (including Roby) for their service to their fellow veterans, 2 honored for their military achievements, and 1 Medal of Honor recipient.

“It is an honor to be selected,” said GDVS Commissioner Roby. “I want to thank the contributions of the GDVS team for their help serving veterans across Georgia. Without the hard work and cooperation of our staff at all levels, it would be impossible to fulfill our mission to serve veterans.”

 Commissioner Roby comes from a family with a history of military service. Joining the U.S.  Army in 1971, he served in aviation and infantry units in Germany and Korea. Roby also served at U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters at Fort McPherson, Georgia and at the Department of the Army Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy Class 38 and retired as a Sergeant Major in June 1994 after serving 22 years.

After retiring from the Army, Roby joined the GDVS in 1994 as an office manager in Griffin. He was appointed as an Area Supervisor in 1998, then North Georgia Regional Director in 2007. In 2012, Roby was selected as the Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations and Claims. He was later appointed as the Commissioner of Veterans Service in 2015.

“Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 induction ceremony and banquet has been postponed,” said GMVHOF Director and Chairman of the Board Col. (Ret.) Rick White.

While the ceremony has been postponed, framed photos of Commissioner Roby and the 2020 class of inductees will join the past classes of the GMVHOF on display on the Heroes Wall in the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building in Atlanta.

More information on the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame and past inductees are available at http://gmvhof.org/.

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