Watertown’s new Veteran’s Services Officer has more than 20 years experience in the U.S. Navy and served in recent conflicts overseas.
Mark R. Comeiro begin working on Feb. 23, announced Town Manager Michael Driscoll. During his time in the Navy, he helped provide support during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“Mr. Comeiro’s previous duties and educational background have provided him with operational experience in administration, record keeping and confidentiality of soldier’s concerns and problems, as well as, thorough knowledge of policies and procedures in various settings,” Driscoll said in his announcement of the appointment.
He served as Training Officer and Executive Department Head on the USS Constitution. He also worked as Command Career Councilor and Military Training Lead at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Conn.; Readiness Training Leading Petty Officer at the Joint Maritime Facility in Cornwall, United Kingdom; and Sonar Technical Supervisor/First Lt. on the USS Providence based in Groton, Conn.
Comeiro earned his bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University.
He will succeed Gina Rada who left Watertown in December to take a similar position serving veterans in the towns of Lexington and Bedford.