8 July Meeting
Daniel D. Holtz
Assistant Commissioner for Administration, Health and Memorials for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service
"Benefits for Georgia Veterans"
D. Holtz has been the Assistant Commissioner for Administration, Health
and Memorials for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service since May
1, 2009. In this capacity he serves as the department’s chief fiscal
officer and supervises budget development, support operations, the state
veterans’ homes in Augusta and Milledgeville, the state veterans’
cemeteries in Glennville and Milledgeville, and the department’s
construction and renovation program.
Holtz joined the GDVS in December 1999 as director of the Health &
Memorials Division and served in that role through April 30, 2009.
During this time he led the department’s efforts to establish state
veterans memorial cemeteries at Glennville and Milledgeville and oversaw
ongoing efforts to upgrade and expand facilities at the state’s war
veterans’ nursing homes in Augusta and Milledgeville. Prior to joining
the department and following his retirement from the Air Force, he
briefly served as the chief financial officer of a specialty hospital in
Washington, DC and subsequently served as the chief executive officer
of a community hospital in Georgia.
Mr. Holtz served a 25-year career with the U.S. Air Force Medical
Service Corps, rising to the rank of Colonel. During his military
service, he served tours in Vietnam and various stateside bases and as
the commander of a medical treatment facility in Europe. He completed
his military service at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in
Washington and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Health Affairs at the Pentagon. He retired from the military on
September 1, 1991.
his military career, Mr. Holtz was awarded the Defense Superior Service
Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four
oak leaf clusters), the Air Force Commendation Medal, the National
Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (with three stars), the Vietnam
Gallantry Cross with Palm, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was
awarded the Department of Defense Service Badge and the Air Force Chief
Medical Service Corps Badge.
Holtz is a life member and past president of the Georgia Military
Officers Association of America (GMOAA), the statewide affiliate of the
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and currently serves as
GMOAA secretary. He is a life member and board member of the Atlanta
Vietnam Veterans Business Association. He is a life member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion.
Holtz holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Butler
University and a master’s degree in hospital and health administration
from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a Life Fellow of the
American College of Healthcare Executives.
He and his wife, Linda, reside in Douglasville, Georgia.