Cheryl Rawls

Cheryl Rawls
Cheryl Rawls
Director, Winston-Salem, NC, VA Regional Office
Veterans Benefits Administration

Cheryl J. Rawls was appointed as Director of the Winston-Salem, NC, VA Regional Office on February 27, 2012. She is responsible for administering non-medical VA benefits and services to North Carolina Veterans and their families and Benefits Delivery Discharge and Quick Start claims processing for the Eastern half of the United States of America.

Ms. Rawls began her VA career in 1995 as a work-study in the Loan Guaranty Division of the Washington, DC, Regional Office. In conjunction with the consolidation of many of the services provided by the Loan Guaranty Division, Cheryl was selected as one of the team leaders in the Loan Administration Section, Loan Guaranty Division, at the St. Paul, MN, Regional Office. Looking to expand her knowledge-base of Veterans Benefits Administration operations, Cheryl accepted a position as a Management Analyst within the Office of Field Operations in Washington, D.C. She progressed to the position of Lead Management Analyst, before relocating to Phoenix, AZ to assume the responsibilities of Supervisory Management Analyst. Cheryl also served as the Assistant Director of the Newark, NJ, VA Regional Office, Director of the Huntington, WV, VA


Major Military Assignments/Awards/Decorations

  • Levy Officer, 172 Infantry Battalion, Fort Richardson, AK
  • Commander, Replacement Detachment, 6th Infantry Division (L), 203rd Personnel CO, Fort Richardson, AK
  • Adjutant and Secretary to the General’s Staff, HQ Third ROTC Region, Fort Riley KS
  • Commander, HQ Company, 18th Military Intelligence Battalion, HHC, Augsburg GE
  • Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Training Battalion, Indianapolis IN
  • ARCOM 2nd OLC, Army Achievement Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge