Veterans Corner Columnist Ken Cruickshank Retires


Last updated 4/29/2024 at 4:02pm | View PDF

On March 19, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors and John Mauro, HHSA deputy director of Adult Services, recognized Ken Cruickshank (center) for his 20 years of service to Tulare County and its veterans.

In March, Ken Cruickshank was honored by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors and given a retirement party by his co-workers and friends.

Cruickshank joined the U.S. Navy before graduating high school, and after graduation went on active duty. He served on active duty in the Navy for 27 years before retiring as a master chief petty officer in September 2003.

Cruickshank came to the San Joaquin Valley in July 1980, being stationed at NAS Lemoore, where he met his spouse, Anna, also a Navy veteran. They have been married for over 41 years.

In November 2003, he began a career with Tulare County as a Veterans Service Representative assisting veterans and their families in completing and submitting various forms to the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive benefits. In October 2010, he was selected as Veterans Service Officer where he oversaw the operation of the County Veterans Service Office.

He has written the "Veterans Corner" column in The Good Life since June 2015.


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